Sweet tomatoes. Fresh basil. Creamy mozzarella. Rich olive oil. Oh man, do I love a good caprese salad. Nom nom nom. Never had it? Well you are long overdue to try this ridiculously simple, yet packed-with-flavor dish.
As I’ve mentioned before, there are just some evenings when making a whole dinner is too much to handle. You’ve been there, admit it. On those nights my husband and I turn to an antipasti spread, which always includes a variation on these delicious ingredients. And when there are leftovers of any of the fixings, making a salad the next day is the perfect way to use these tasty treats. Toss the items with some fresh and peppery arugula (which I am addicted to, I will admit), and a healthy lunch meal is born.
With the weather not yet cooperating in parts of the country (snow at the end of March?? Yikes!), you are likely craving fresh flavors that make you feel like you’re sitting on your deck, sun overhead, a crisp and cool wine in hand, and this beautiful salad in front of you. Close your eyes, and pretend you’re in Italy. Ciao bella!