Caprese Salad

This right here is probably one of my favorite things in the world and it takes little to no effort at all.  It is beautiful- it will impress your friends and family- but it also tastes amazing.  You only need a few ingredients and it is a great summer staple (or really any time of the year) if you grow your own tomatoes.  I really recommend you get the freshest tomatoes you can find because it really makes a difference!  We didn’t have any tomatoes in our garden this year, but a good friend of mine gave me a whole bunch of hers.

Caprese Salad


  • 1-2 balls mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 3-4 medium sized tomatoes, sliced
  • balsamic glaze (they sell this in stores in squeeze bottles, but if you don’t have any then use this simple recipe to make your own)
  • fresh chopped basil


  • Arrange your plate, alternating between mozz and tomato slices.  You can do straight lines or make a pretty spiral like I did.  Be creative!
  • Drizzle the top with your balsamic glaze, then top with fresh basil.  Serve and enjoy!

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