Caprese Salad

We were traveling over the Italian GP race weekend, so will end up making a belated Italian meal next weekend (Osso Buco and Risotto Milanese, anyone?) 

But by lovely coincidence, we ended up with a bucket load of homegrown tomatoes from my husband's folks which made the perfect Caprese Salad. 


Super simple and beyond delicious Caprese Salad's are one of my favorite summer meals. I usually have a huge tomato crop every summer and we live off these for three glorious months. This year we are renovating our backyard so my garden is a sad dirt patch and this gift of fresh warmed by the sun tomatoes made my week.


Caprese Salad

Fresh tomatoes - chopped  or sliced
Kosher salt
Fresh mozarella broken into bite size pieces
Handful basil - sliced thin
Good olive oil

Fill bowl to brim with tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt. Top with cheese and basil. Drizzle with high quality olive oil. 



We made this even more refreshing and irresistible with a spritz! This one is an Americano (Campari, Vermouth, and sparkling water). We're working our way through the Spritz cocktail book, so keep your eyes out for more where that came from!