Summer's End Caprese Salad
September is my favorite month of the year.
I love the beach in September when everyone gets ready to go back to school and back to reality. It's nice and peaceful and not so hot.
The sky looks so lovely on a September evening, and the sound of crickets get softer as the end of the month approaches.
Produce is best in September here in NJ, and tomatoes are dirt cheap at the farmer's market, because you know in a few weeks we will be seeing pumpkins and mums.
How about sneaking in one last Caprese Salad for the season?
The beefsteak tomatoes have been amazing and my basil is almost done.
Slice some good, fresh mozzarella (the kind packed in water) and layer with gorgeous, ripe sliced beefsteak tomatoes.
Stick a basil leaf in between each stack and scatter some yellow cherry tomatoes on top.
Sprinkle sea salt and pepper over and drizzle with olive oil and a bit of balsamic vinegar. I placed some boquerones (Spanish white anchovies) on top.
Serve at room temperature.