So this is a pretty simple one, but more often than not, these are the best ones. There’s nothing more Italian than a caprese salad. Tomato, basil and buffalo mozzarella. An Italian flag of deliciousness. Seeing as I’m on a bit of a buffalo bonanza at the moment, it seemed an appropriate way to utilise the buffalo mozzarella I picked up from AusBuff Stuff at Eveleigh last week. The simple, clean and crisp flavours of fresh tomatos and home-grown basil perfectly compliment the subtle creaminess of the mozzarella.
This salad needs no further introduction.
Ingredients for a Caprese Salad
- Buffalo mozzarella
- 2 fresh tomatos
- Handful of fresh basil
- Drizzle of good olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste.
- Slice the mozzarella gently into thin slices.
- Slice both tomatos into thin slices.
- Arrange the mozzarella and tomato in alternate layers along a plate. Sprinkle with fresh basil leaves. Drizzle with good quality olive oil and season to taste.
- That is all.
Arranging the salad in this way is quite a structured way to present the salad. It could also be a little more free form if you tore the mozzarella into pieces and tossed it with the tomatos and basil. You could also mix it up and use a variety of heirloom tomatos for interesting colour on the plate.
This is about as simple as it gets with salads. But so so tasty. And I would highly recommend that anyone gets down to the markets to taste AusBuff Stuff’s mozzarella. It’s devine!