Caprese Salad

So… I’m all moved in and settled back into my hometown Sacramento. Summers here can get VERY hot, sometimes up to 110 degrees! To help my body stay cool and feeling fresh I have healthy yet delicious snacks. We currently have fresh tomatoes and sweet basil growing in the backyard which is almost everything you need for the caprese salad. Here’s mine:


  • 1 medium sized tomato
  • fresh mozzarella with no liquid
  • 6 basil leaves
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


Wash the tomato and cut 1/4″ thick slices, cut the mozzarella into 1/4″ slices as well and lay on top of tomato slices, chiffonade the basil leaves (do this by stacking the leaves on top of each other, roll them up, lay it in front of you horizontally and slice thinly), drizzle the olive oil over the tomatoes and mozzarella, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, then garnish with chopped basil. That’s it, Enjoy!

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