I was in a summery mood this weekend so I decided to prepare one of my favourite summer salads – a Caprese salad made with fresh bocconcini and vine-ripened tomatoes, and drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This salad can be prepared in a matter of minutes and instantly transports you to an island off the coast of Italy.
Insalata Caprese translated is “salad in the style of Capri”. Interestingly, this salad is also known as a Tricolore salad due to its three colors, which mimic the Italian flag.
To make the salad, simply slice 3-4 tomatoes, and an equal amount of bocconcini. Layer one slice of bocconcini on each tomato slice and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with coarse sea salt, fresh ground pepper and finely chopped fresh basil. If you don’t have fresh basil, dried will do in a pinch.