Sunday, August 1, 2010

Mozzarella and Tomato Salad--World's Best Idea?

"Pots and Frills" have been having visitors from all over the world, but still not that many from Italy. Let me therefore smuggle in this basic Italian recipe: mozzarella and tomato salad (aka "Caprese" or "Mozzarella Pomodoro").

I thought that my roasted potatoes were already a stretch and a cliché, but I have just got a comment about them: "Finally I got it right and perfect", so for those who have never tried mixing tomatoes and mozzarella, here is another very basic dish.

All you need is:
ripe tomatoes or cherry tomatoes,
fresh basil,
extra virgin olive oil,
fresh mozzarella, possibly in water,
salt and pepper.

Cut the ingrendients, arrange on the plate, drizzle with olive oil, decorate with basil leaves, salt and pepper, and enjoy.

And pictures speak for themselves. Tomatoes with mozzarella can be served before dinner or instead of a dinner, or at any time in the summer months. Simple dishes are often the best.