Monday, November 12, 2012

#8 An Italian weekend: Insalata Caprese

Since Saturday, we've been eating Italian Food ^__^. We had a weekend of good, light cooking. Italian food is easy, inexpensive to make and the flavors are oh so good!

Insalata Caprese (salad in the style of Capri), is fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh young basil. We love mushroom,  so we sauteed sliced cremini mushrooms in olive oil and topped each pile. Loved it! Delicious food does not have to be complicated :)


large, fresh tomatoes
mozzarella chese, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1/3 cup fresh young basil
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
fine sea salt
ground black pepper
mushrooms (optional)
balsamic vinegar (optional)


                            1. On a platter, overlap the tomato slices, basil leaves and fresh mozzarella slices.
                            2. Drizzle with olive oil, season with sea salt and pepper to taste.

Sliced cremini mushrooms, and sauté in olive oil for 3 minutes. 
Let it cool. Then add on top of the mozzarella cheese.
Drizzle the platter with a little bit of balsamic vinegar.

She said: "Italy is so beautiful!" and on Saturday was undecided on what to draw. :)

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