Insalata Caprese. Those two words make me sigh in a wonderful, contented manner. I don’t even know what they mean, though a quick trip around the net, tells me know that they mean, salad in the style of Capri. Oh, Capri, I’ve never been, but I obviously love you.
This salad should be in everyone’s summer repertoire. I don’t measure anything, I just use however many tomatoes it takes to create a nice layer in my pretty tart dish. Then I slice some fresh mozzarella and insert it between the tomatoes and wedge in some basil leaves. I always hem and haw over the order…tomato, basil, mozzarella, or tomato, mozzarella, basil. I know it’s silly, but it does give me a momentary pause. Then I drizzle with the best extra virgin olive oil that I can afford and liberally salt and pepper. Everyone loves this. Everyone. And it couldn’t be any easier.