From the coast of Ipanema to the Island of Capri…
And that’s where we’ll end our journey. The Island of Capri, located in the Mediterranean Sea on the western shore of the boot of Italy, is the birthplace of one of Italy’s most loved dishes. Well, actually Napels is, but the salad wasn’t named after the island for nothing. The magnificent ingredients came from the sunny place. Sometimes less is truly more. By using four simple ingredients you can create an elaborate salad with intense flavours. Be sure to buy the best ingredients you can. Authentic mozzarella, tasty tomatoes, fresh basil, and definitely extra vergin oil. Honestly, you just need to taste this for yourself. It’s easy, ready in 5 minutes but you’ll enjoy its aromas for hours.
This Insalata Caprese is a salad in name, but is actually served as an antipasto -a starter- and not as a side dish. More on the art of Italian dining tomorrow!
- 250 grams of mozzarella
- 5 large tomatoes (I used Roma tomatoes)
- 20 grams of basil leaves
- Extra vergin olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Used kitchen appliances
- 1 round plate
- Finely slice the mozzarella and the tomatoes. Tomatoes are sliced best by laying them on the side and starting from the top or bottom.
- Start with a basil leave, top it off with a mozzarella slice, and end with tomato. Keep continuing to do so until the plate is filled. Drizzle over some olive oil, and sprinkle some salt and pepper over the salad.