CSA Week 7 - Insalata Caprese
kale and green beans, and a few of the things I had been waiting to show up for summer- corn and tomatoes. I'll give you the recipe for those gorgeous blistered green beans below, don't you worry, but for now, let's focus on one of my favorite summer dinners- insalata caprese!
1 pint cherry tomatoes, rinsed and dried
1 container fresh mozzarella balls, drained of any liquid (or slices will work too!)
Handful of fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper
Combine the tomatoes and mozzarella in a medium bowl. Slice the basil into thin strips and add to the bowl. In a small prep bowl, mix the olive oil and balsamic, and drizzle over the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. Sprinkle salt and pepper over everything. Stir to evenly coat the mozzarella and tomatoes with everything, and serve! Best served cold.
*This recipe is very loose- feel free to add more or less of any item, depending on your feelings towards basil, balsamic, or whatever. And I won't fault you if you have way more mozzarella than tomatoes!