Caprese Salad

The tub of fresh pesto from yesterday, and the fresh summer tomatoes sitting on my counter were both crying out to me this morning to make these Caprese salads. And I was all too happy to oblige them. Simple, but amazingly delicious, these salads hardly constitute cooking. I start by slicing a tomato and a ball of fresh mozzarella. I then layer them vertically (essentially putting the tomato back together again), adding a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to each tomato layer, and a spoon full of  my homemade pesto  and a couple of large basil leaves on the cheese layers. Once stacked, I plunge a bamboo skewer through the top of each stack to help prevent them from toppling over. The sweet, acidity of the tomatoes with the buttery, saltiness of the cheese, and the flavorful basil pesto bringing it all together: it is a little piece of summer on a plate. Happy Saturday!

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8 responses to “Caprese Salad

  1. Oh my gosh….that looks delicious. Beautiful presentation. I think that’s what I’ll be snacking on later….:)

    Shanon

  2. I LOVE Caprese Salad – but I’ve never stacked it in this manner. Gorgeous presentation! Looks like an entire meal!

  3. Reminds me of my grandma… Thanks!! Lovely!!!

  4. This is lovely! I like the addition of the pesto. Beautiful photos as usual…

  5. Awesome! So pretty and delicious!

  6. I might be like a million days behind on blog posts, but I couldn’t resist leaving a comment on this. Your presentation is absolutely beautiful!

  7. I love your presentation. Wow. I’ve been scrolling through your cooking and am enthralled by your creativity.

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