La Caprese

Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad


Preparation info

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    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Italian Regional Cookbook

The Italian Regional Cookbook

By Valentina Harris

Published 2017

  • About

This classic, simple summer salad of tomatoes and mozzarella comes from the beautiful island of Capri. The juice from the ripe tomatoes and the whey from the cheese will seep out to create liquid around the salad - this is delicious soaked up with plenty of crusty bread. The cheese should be perfectly fresh and juicy, whether it is made from buffalo milk or not. The basil leaves must always be torn, and never cut with a knife or scissors, because this alters the flavour and blackens the lea