This is a salad which will truly make its namesake proud.
Originating from the Italian island of Capri, Caprese salad is almost too simple.
Sometimes, it really is the simple things in life that make life worth living.
Fresh buffalo mozzarella
2 fresh tomatoes, sliced
1 handful fresh basil
1 good pinch sea salt
2-3 Tbsp. olive oil
Drizzle of balsamic vinegar or glaze
Wash the freshly-cut basil. Reserve a few leaves for garnishing and cut the remaining basil. In a mortar and pestle, crush the cut basil along with the salt. Add the olive oil and incorporate.Set aside.
Tear the mozzarella by hand and scatter on two plates. Add the tomato slices and top with more torn mozzarella. Drizzle with the balsamic glaze and then the basil mixture. Garnish with the reserved basil and crack fresh pepper over top.