Caprese Salad

Nothing screams summer louder than Caprese salad.

The sweetness of sun ripened juicy tomatoes is enhanced by the aromatic basil and creaminess of the burrata mozzarella.

This is such a simple salad and, it’s that simplicity, that makes it so delicious. This traditional Italian summer salad originates from the Isle of Capri in the Gulf of Naples, Italy.

There are many ways you can present this salad, but this flower design has to be my favourite.

What you need

  • 4 ripe roma tomatoes
  • A handful of torn basil leaves
  • 1 burrata or buffalo mozzarella
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Seasalt and freshly ground pepper

What to do

Slice the tomatoes into 1 cm rounds

Arrange around the tomato slices slightly overlapping around the outside of a salad plate

Place a piece of basic in between each tomato slice

Position the mozzarella ball in the center

Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Drizzle with olive oil and serve immediately