Caprese Salad – the easiest salad

The most complicated salad of all the salads. Neeeeh, I’m joking! Caprese Salad is the simplest and effortless salad that anyone can make it. You only need 3 ingredients and that’s it, the salad is good to eat.

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After it’s name we can tell that this is an italian salad, where it is very popular. This salad that can be served as an appetizer, as a snack, as a breakfast or even for a light lunch or dinner. You know, we all have that moments when we are not hungry but we still need to eat something to survive. Do I even have to tell you that it’s really tasty? Mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and basil, a combination of very aromatic flavors, perfect for this warm season, especially if you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

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And I hope you did noticed that in the plate we actually have the colors of the Italian flag: red, white and green 🙂
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INGREDIENTS
300 gr. mozzarella
2 tomatoes
1-2 cloves of garlic
1 handful of fresh basil
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt&pepper

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PREPARATION
Cut the mozzarella and tomatoes in slices and place them on a plate, alternating them. A slice of mozzarella, then a slice of tomato and so on until there is no slice of these two ingredients left.

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For the sauce you need a handful of basil that you have to put in a blender, together with 1 clove of garlic, 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil. Blend everything until becomes a paste. If you still need liquid, you can add extra olive oil. I also poured this paste through the sieve so it remained a fine and very aromatic sauce/dressing.

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Put this sauce over mozzarella and tomatoes and serve immediately.

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Enjoy!

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