The Best Caprese Salad Recipe!

Hi everyone!

Let’s sit down and have something to eat and drink.

In fresh Caprese cuisine, the past and present live together, in proper proportions. To honor a culinary culture that has made simplicity its forte with that "simplicity that is hard to get", of course. Source

What better treat than an Insalata Caprese

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A Caprese Salad is one of the most simple salads with wonderful clean flavors. When making one of these beautiful salads, using gorgeous heirloom tomatoes makes it all the more stunning. I was blessed with these fabulous heirloom tomatoes. And I am thrilled to say, we have these growing at the farm right now! YUM!  
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Making a Caprese Salad is very simple.

  1. Slice tomatoes and mozzarella cheese and layer between the two.
  2. Add fresh leaves of Basil
  3. Drizzle with olive oil
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  5. Drizzle with vinegar (optional)

Most people seem to like balsamic vinegar, I do too. But, we just finished a batch of Basil vinegar and I used that. Oh you would not believe the amazing smell of Basil in our kitchen when I made this salad! Divine!

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Limoncello (Italian pronunciation: [limonˈtʃɛllo]) is an Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy, especially in the region around the Gulf of Naples, the Sorrentine Peninsula and the coast of Amalfi and islands of Procida, Ischia and Capri. It is also produced in Sicily, Sardinia, Menton in France, and the Maltese island of Gozo. Though there is debate about the exact origin of the drink, it is at least one hundred years old. Source

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Add some simple grapes and you have the perfect light lunch.

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I just picked up this basket for .95 cents at a thrift store. I love it!

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After our lunch we can sit and enjoy some Espresso.

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I thought these were the perfect dishes to use for our lunch. They have a wonderful regional  feel to them.

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I’m so glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoyed a little Italian getaway with me!

9 comments :

  1. This salad is gorgeous and I bet even better tasting. I love tomatoes! The plates are perfect for this dish and I feel like I'm on a picnic in Italy! Love the new header. Bright and beautiful!
    Hope you are having a great weekend.
    hugs, Linda

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  2. Beautiful salad with all the different heirlooms...yummy! I love the casual, yet elegant table you have set. What time are you serving lunch?
    Have a wonderful week, Diann.

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  3. Love the dishes, but that salad looks totally amazing. I would love it. We have so many fabulous tomatoes from the garden this year, so I am always looking for new ideas. This will definitely be on the menu this week.

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  4. Such a nice post. Oh, how I love limoncello!! And the Williams Sonoma plates are great. I have a few italian posts myself upcoming - a Tuscan table setting and some travel photos from Amalfi & Tuscany. Be on the lookout... http://designthusiasm.com. In the meantime, I do have a post on Venice already up. I so enjoy a kindred spirit and your salad looks delicious!!

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  5. the salad looks delish. Love the plates.

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  6. Oh it looks so good! Love those dishes and you know my eyes went straight to them! Thanks for sharing the recipe too! Nothing better than Heirloom ANYTHING! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  7. Too.Close.To.Lunch. Oh this looks so pretty and tasty Diann! Your dishes and that basket are the perfect pairing for this lunch vignette!

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  8. Really good to see this post. I can see that you are putting lots of efforts into your blog and your images look gorgeous. I really loved your blog. Thanks for sharing here about the best Caprese Salad Recipe.
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  9. I love this post! The Italian dishes with sceneries are gorgeous and I love how you set the table with them. Everything is wonderful. Love Italian food and everything else too, lol. Tks for the récipe.
    Enjoy your 4th. celeb holiday.
    FABBY

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