Heirloom Caprese Salad

I recently picked up some beautiful heirloom tomatoes and decided to keep it simple and make a caprese salad with them. I drizzled the tomatoes and mozzarella cheese with good olive oil then seasoned with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. I drizzled the top of the salad with balsamic vinegar right before serving. It was not only a beautiful summer salad it was absolutely delicious too. We all loved it and gobbled it up within minutes of setting it on the dinner table. I have a feeling this will be included in our dinner again this week.

Slice tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Layer tomatoes and cheese in a spiral on your serving plate. Drizzle with good olive oil then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Top with small whole basil leaves then drizzle balsamic vinegar right before serving. Enjoy! 

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Heirloom Caprese Salad

Yield: 4

Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

Heirloom tomatoes
Fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
Fresh basil leaves
Extra Virgin Olive oil, to taste
Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
Balsamic vinegar, to taste

Directions:

Slice tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Layer tomatoes and cheese in a spiral on your serving plate. Drizzle with good olive oil then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Top with small whole basil leaves then drizzle balsamic vinegar right before serving. Enjoy!

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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11 Responses to “Heirloom Caprese Salad”

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    Sues — July 28, 2014 @ 4:59 am

    There’s nothing better than a ceprese salad in the summer! And those tomatoes are so gorgeous!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — July 28, 2014 @ 5:01 am

    This is for sure the best summer salad!

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    Marjie — July 28, 2014 @ 9:41 am

    Easy and delicious. Nothing could be better!

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    Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine — July 28, 2014 @ 3:06 pm

    I can’t ever get enough caprese salad – yours looks fantastic!!

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — July 28, 2014 @ 3:40 pm

    My favorite salad!!! And so pretty!

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    Sue — July 28, 2014 @ 3:42 pm

    Delicious…but even better with Burratta instead of Mozzarella.

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    Jovina Coughlin — July 28, 2014 @ 4:20 pm

    My favorite – aprese salad. Haven’t tried it with balsamic vinegar. Next time.

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    Kim in MD — July 29, 2014 @ 5:50 am

    My MIL’s garden is exploding with gorgeous tomatoes, which I have been eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner! This salad looks like the perfect recipe to use some of them up!

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    Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes — July 29, 2014 @ 6:34 pm

    Yes! This salad was on my mind over the weekend. I can’t get enough of olive oil, tomatoes or mozzarella cheese!

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    grace — July 29, 2014 @ 6:46 pm

    i’m a really big fan of this combination, and your presentation is lovely. :)

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    Joanne — July 31, 2014 @ 2:01 pm

    This is what summer is all about! I couldn’t get enough caprese salads if I tried!

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