Crazy for Caprese
I am crazy for Caprese salads in the summer.
Pairing ripe Jersey tomatoes w/ fresh mozzarella and basil is what summer is all about.
I have 3 varieties of basil growing in my herb garden so I am always prepared.
There are so many ways you can serve this combination, but I like the spiral thing these days.
A panzanella salad w/ some cucumbers from the garden and toasted bread cubes added to the tomatoes & cheese, presented in a circle.
Or an antique ironstone compote w/ overlapping tomato slices and cheese.
Stacks are always nice........with some kalamata olives and my big leaf basil leaves.............
A simple plate of marinated cherry tomatoes with chunks of fresh mozzarella and opal basil.
and no summer party is complete without these Caprese skewers!
If you have never tried a Jersey tomato, you are missing out.
I am sure you can find another type of juicy summer variety, but Jersey tomatoes are really the best. :)
A little Italian seasoning, oil, kosher salt & a splash of white balsamic would make a good marinade for the cheese too.