Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Insalata Caprese

This Italian salad compliments a number of meals.  It can also be eaten as a snack or used as an appetizer for a fun party.  Insalata Caprese is so simple to make and is absolutely delicious!  

I picked up some tomatoes from my local farmer's market for the recipe.  It's amazing how much better produce tastes from farmers' markets as opposed to most grocery stores.  All you need for this recipe are sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil leaves... and a glass of wine if you please ;-)

The salad is usually topped with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, but since I ran out, I splashed on a bit of Tuscan Italian dressing.  

Salt and pepper to taste and Enjoy!


Ricki Treleaven said...

I was just given the most remarkable Creole tomatoes fro Louisiana. Do you mind if I post about the tomatoes and link back to your recipe? I was wondering what kind of salad to make with them because they are special tomatoes. This recipe sounds perfect in its simplicity! :D Yummy!

Mona said...

Yum-o. I need to make some of that soon. We're waiting on Danny's tomatoes to get ripe. He planted about a hundred of them. Can hardly wait! Thanks for the delicious recipe. Mona

Jessica said...

Looks delicious! Sometimes the best foods are the most simple ones.

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Cheri said...

Hi Sheri...thanks for visiting my blog. Love yours...great photos!! True story...I just visited, commented and clicked "Post Comment". As I then closed the window, the second window came up asking for word verification...that's how delayed it can be. Too late, I already closed the window. had to come back..happy to do so..but didn't know if you realize you have word verification turned on. The new blogger software has stopped ALL my spam.....try it out. Tutorial on my blog in the upper right sidebar.....Just ate a Reese's last night. :)

Shine said...

Looks simply yummo! Blessings~~Shine

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Sheri, Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment. Yes, this recipe does sound yummy and so easy too. Will have to try tomorrow. We have also been wine tasting in Temecula, love that little town and stayed over night which was a nice treat.

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi Sheri,
This looks great and very easy. You could probably even melt the cheese on there a bit I am thinking if you wanted to. I'll have to try this. Thank you so much for sharing it today! xoxo Kim

Unknown said...

Yummy! and beautiful too! Cannot wait for our homegrown tomatoes!! Maybe another week or so! but I will definetly do this immediately!

Unknown said...

Looks so inviting. Hadn't heard of this combo before.

TY for you sweet wishes for the little church down our road. The congregation I am sure will rebuild. All that is left is the frame.

Have a wonderful week.

Anonymous said...

Sheri, this is one of my favorite salads. Yummy. Looks delicious. Perfect with a glass of wine.

You are the second blog I visit today with the word Tuscany in it. I dream of living in Italy some day, although I've never been, but I love everything Italian. I think I'll end my blogging visits on this positive note tonight and dream a little Tuscan dream of me in a sun hat carrying fresh bread and tomatoes in a basket as I pedal back home to my villa on my bright yellow bike. See what I mean? I've given this some thought. :)
Buonanotte, bella!

Red Rose Alley said...

What a glorious dream...I know what you mean.

Sweet European Dreams said...

hi Ladies!
You all stopped by my blog several weeks ago and wrote the sweetest things - thanks again! We've been out and about doing summer markets, so online time is far and few between these days. I've read through several of your posts tonight and I love the variety of posts that you've published - very fun! Glad you stopped by and now I'll be following you as well! -diane