Caprese salad is a staple of Italian Summer food.
Mozzarella cheese gets its name from the Italian word “mozzare” which means “cut off in reference to the manual cutting which is what mozzarella maker does to create the shape of the cheese.
In summer, Caprese salad (its name derives from the island of Capri) is one of the most simple and fresh Italian dishes.
For a great Caprese you have to choose the best ingredients: high quality extra virgin olive oil, best red and juicy tomatoes, fresh basil and, of course, mozzarella from Italian buffalo milk (Mozzarella di bufala Campana).
Caprese salad: Ingredients
mozzarella cheese from Buffalo milk
A pinch of sea salt
Extra virgin olive oil, to taste
Fresh basil leaves
A sprig of dry rosemary
Caprese salad: Method
- Slice the mozzarella and tomatoes. Lay them on a serving platter, alternating mozzarella and tomatoes.
- Add a pinch of salt and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
- Sprinkle with fresh basil leaves, capers and Rosemary.