Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Recipe: Caprese

I love eating out but also like making the food I enjoy. I'm no pro, but it's a lot of fun. Look forward to more posts of my adventures at playing chef. ;) Here's when I felt like making something wholesome for lunch. What better than a fresh caprese salad, the ingredients are simple so it's important to have quality produce.

Used four organic vine tomatoes and fresh basil from Whole Foods.

You can kind of see my apron from Anthropologie. I'll capture more photos of it another time I'm sure. It's floral with lace and so darling I think I cook just so I can put it on.. Anyway, slice up the tomatoes and separate the basil leaves, super easy. The basil was so aromatic I literally stood there just smelling it for longer than I'd like to admit. Looking crazy is something I'm okay with.

Simple food, simple plating.

Added pesto infused fresh mozzarella from Whole Foods and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Sprinkle a little sea salt and pepper (or a lot.. because I'm obsessed with pepper..) and all done. Bite size, clean and delicious goodness!

11 comments:

  1. Wow actually looks quite tasty and healthy too. Looking forward to your other creations plus recipes, keep up the good work!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Caprese salad – great lunch idea - yum! I’ve had it for appetizers but never thought of making it for lunch. We have a small basil plant in the backyard, and the fresh, homegrown basil tastes fabulous on caprese…

    ReplyDelete
  3. so fancy.
    salad is a gret lunch idea. even though my for lunch has to include some animal proteins.

    ReplyDelete
  4. OMG how much I LOVE this. What do you'd like to see on my blog?

    ReplyDelete
  5. ohh i love mozarella and tomato!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is making me salivate--I love fresh mozzarella!
    xx
    Tiffany

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love this simple food too! It is so fresh and tasty! :)

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. i LOVE caprese. especially caprese sandwiches. bay cities in santa monica has the best ones!

    great blog!
    sincerely, YCM

    sincerelyycm.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. yum!! pesto infused mozarella cheese sounds SO good.

    ReplyDelete
  10. love this...looks delish!

    www.rockoomph.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for commenting!
Love, Carolyn