Rustic caprese salad

Rustic caprese salad | A Sweet MuddleI was out to dinner with a friend of mine a few weeks ago now and noticed a Caprese salad on the menu.  

There’s something about the simple, fresh flavours of this traditional Italian salad, which I find irresistible, especially at this time of the year when the tomatoes are so juicy and full of flavour, and the fresh basil so lush and fragrant. 

Needless to say, a plate of Caprese salad was ordered on our night out…  and I’ve been craving more ever since.

Rustic caprese salad | A Sweet Muddle

 I’ve finally had a chance to make it again, and it looked so pretty that I thought you might be tempted to give it a go yourself.

Given there are essentially only 5 ingredients, just make sure the quality of the produce that goes into it is spot on, otherwise the result might be underwhelming.

Enjoy x

Rustic caprese salad

Serves 2
A delicious, summery salad


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Ingredients
  1. 2-3 ripe tomatoes
  2. 1-2 mozzarella balls (approx. 350g)
  3. 1 handful of basil leaves
  4. Extra virgin olive oil
  5. Balsamic vinegar or balsamic reduction
  6. sea salt and cracked black pepper
Instructions
  1. Thickly slice the tomatoes and mozzarella and arrange on a plate with the basil leaves.
  2. Sprinkle with cracked pepper and salt.
  3. Immediately prior to serving, drizzle with olive oil and balsamic.
  4. If desired, garnish with additional, shredded basil leaves.
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