Summer caprese salad
About the recipe
A great caprese salad starts with great ingredients! Caprese salads are meant to be enjoyed during the summer, when tomatoes are at their juiciest and sweetest. I like to stop by the farmers market and collect as many colorful types of tomatoes as I can.
For this recipe I went with beefsteak tomatoes as I wanted a uniform color and shape, but don’t be afraid to use other varieties, as each type brings slightly different texture and taste and will keep things interesting.
- Fresh mozzarella, sliced
- 4 beefsteak tomatoes
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Flaky sea salt and pepper to taste
- Willo basil
- Layer alternating slices of tomatoes and sliced mozzarella, adding a leaf of basil in between each, on a large, shallow platter. Drizzle the salad with extra virgin olive oil and season with flaky salt and pepper to taste.