"You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces, just good food from fresh ingredients." - Julia Child
My favorite recipes are the simple ones...the recipes I can remember off the top of my head with the fewest ingredients. The very best recipes are the ones I can use fresh, in-season ingredients from the farmer's wagon down the road and my own basil.
Caprese Salad is one of those recipes.
It is also a recipe which can be modified for every taste. I like my Caprese Salad with tomatoes, basil, mozzarella cheese, sometimes avocado, and minced garlic. I drizzle balsamic vinegar and olive oil over the layers and sprinkle generously with freshly ground salt and pepper. John, my husband, likes his salad minus the basil. Megan, my daughter, just loves the mozzarella cheese.
Late summer, with all of the vine ripened tomatoes, is the best season for Caprese Salad. I dream of this summer salad in the winter and buy grocery store tomatoes, grown who-knows-where, and it just isn't the same. I will be savoring the fresh tomatoes as long as I can...
What is your favorite simple recipe? I would love to hear it...maybe even use it. :)
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