Introduction: Caprese Salad

The classic Italian salad that is best when prepared with fresh ingredients!

Yield: serves 2

Step 1: Ingredients

- 2 ripe tomatoes

- 2 spheres of fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese

- 2 tsp of dry oregano

- 2 tsp of dry, chopped basil

- 12 leaves of fresh basil

- 1/2 tsp of salt

- 1/2 tsp of black pepper

- 1/3 cup of olive oil

Step 2: Prepare

1. Cut the tomatoes and mozzarella into 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick circles.

2. Assemble the tomatoes and mozzarella so that a mozzarella slice is on top of a tomato slice with a basil leaf in between.

3. You can really arrange the tomato and mozzarella in any way you want.

Step 3: Herbs & Spices

4. Add salt and pepper to salad.

5. Sprinkle the dry oregano and basil over the top of the salad.

Step 4: Olive Oil

6. Pour the olive oil over the top of the salad.

Step 5: Enjoy!

7. Enjoy as your appetizer, or serve with bruschetta or focaccia bread (favorite for this Caprese apron from Positano, Italy!)

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