Italian Flag Salad (Caprese)

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 10mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Make sure you serve this on a white platter!
  • Wash and dry the tomatoes.
  • Remove the stem and cut into slices, approximately 1/2 inch thick, lengthwise.
  • Arrange slices decoratively on platter.
  • Drizzle with just the barest amount of olive oil, sprinkle lightly with salt (sea salt is wonderful!) and coarsely ground, FRESH black pepper.
  • Cut the mozzarella into slices approximately 1/3 inch thick and arrange 1 slice of cheese per slice of tomato.
  • (the mozzarella balls available in Greece are pretty small- maybe 3-4oz).
  • What you want is a white slice of cheese just covering the tomato slice, but with the red of the tomato peeking through.
  • Dot each mozzarella round with 1/2 to 3/4 tsp of pesto.
  • Serve with lots of crusty bread!
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