As easy and delicious a Caprese salad is, I was thinking would it not be easy to squeeze a whole blog post about it?
I mean at the end of the day, it’s all about bringing juicy tomatoes, mozzarella and basil all together with a drizzle of olive oil. How much can I write about that? At least that is what I thought.
If you are a purist, the purest of an Insalata Caprese uses only olive oil, mozzarella cheese, tomato and basil, like this one.
If you are someone who likes to bend the rules (raises hand), you would drizzle a tablespoon or 2 of balsamic vinegar onto your Insalata Caprese, or maybe even infuse a few slices of garlic into the dressing. Yummy, I tell you.
Jeez, did I forget to say hello? Hello people! How are you doing? Where has time flown? I didn’t get to blog much this year. A lot of things have been happening in my life (just like everyone else too I guess). Some good and some forgettable but let’s talk abt good ones only. Career wise, this has been the busiest and best year so far and I am hoping the rise continues onwards and upwards. (Crosses fingers)
Oh btw, I went for my first ever baking class! Yes, literally my first! I have been baking since my teens but everything is mostly self-taught. I have always wanted to join a baking class for the experience and I am glad that finally, it materialized. It was nerve-wracking to begin with. I am definitely not good with stress! I was having all the jitters before the class but the chef was friendly and gentle. Thus I felt settled really quick and totally enjoyed the class despite the fact that it was loooong and I had to stand on my feet all throughout the session.
Let me share some pictures of the cakes that I did.
Pretty aye? Not bad for a first lesson I guess. 😉
All these cakes took me about 8 hours but fret not today recipe would only take you 10 minutes or maybe 15, if you are like me and need to check on every social media notification that comes your way. I mean come on, if someone tagged you in a post, especially if it is a yummy salted caramel cheesecake recipe, you have got to check it right?
Although this Insalata Caprese recipe is really easy peasy, yet it is a classy, balanced and downright delicious despite the use of very few ingredients. Juicy tomato, creamy mozzarella, fresh basil and that drizzle of robust balsamic, come on, you have to give this a try!
- 2 large Heirloom/Roma tomatoes sliced into thick ¼-inch slices
- 150g fresh mozzarella sliced into thick ¼-inch slices
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- ¼ tsp salt
- 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Basil leaves
- Combine olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar in a bowl and set aside.
- Arrange tomato and mozzarella on a plate. Top with basil leaves and drizzle the balsamic dressing.