Made in 5 minutes, there’s no better lunch!
An Italian Caprese salad is one of those dishes that simplicity makes it shine. Like any classic item, whether it being art, music or food, adding to it, will not make it better.
The secret is not in the recipe, but in the quality and freshness of each ingredient, that is crucial. Good tomatoes should have enough sweetness and acidity, so no sugar or vinegar is required. You want to be able to taste each ingredient. Buy the best sun ripen tomatoes that are vine grown, sweet and firm. I used the heirloom variety straight from my garden, you can’t beat that! Farmers markets are usually the best places for these.
You need fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese, forget anything else! If you really can’t find buffalo, then cow mozzarella will still work, but it has to be fresh.
The olive oil needs to be real pure virgin olive oil that’s first pressed. Read labels carefully as a lot of so called olive oils are part vegetable oil or have other additives.
The basil of course needs to be fresh. Use quality crystal salt that you can crunch on and freshly cracked pepper for full aroma.
Buy or bake a rustic loaf of sourdough bread that’s crusty on the outside and delicious soft inside to soak up that olive oil. You don’t have to follow my exact recipe; this is just a guideline to help you enjoy one of the best salads on earth. It simple, so buy the best ingredients. Make it for lunch today and enjoy!
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That's not making anything, it's throw g a few ingredients on a plate
simple and yummy, thank you for making life more beautiful
Como todas tus recetas 😋
Like all your recipes 😋
I'm going to recreate all of this! yum. PS – Whisky is such a well behaved sweet dog.
This has my name written ALL Over It..🤭🍀👍
My favorite kind of food/meal……especially when the weather is warm.
Super 👌 👍 😍 🥰 😘
Merci beaucoup chef
Very delicious Bravooo
Joel, what a beautiful garden you have, those tomatoes 🍅 are eye candy.😉I’m baking my own bread these days and would give my eye teeth for some of those beautiful tomatoes to eat with it. I noticed Whiskey looked very interested.🐶😉Thx for another beautiful recipe.🙏🏻😘🇺🇸🇦🇺
Oh delicious! First time I have been without Tomatoes so I will have to wait for this dish…. I could have taken that fork out of your hand! And the Bread !😊
Thanks Joel… From a VERY flooded Brisbane.. L x
Love is in the simple thing ! Thx chief 😍
I loved your salad! 💖🙏
Wow super simple and super delicious 😋😋😋🍅🍅🍅thank you so much dear Joel and 😍😍😍adorable Whiskey 🤗
That salad really taste delicious, but the only problem is in my country, they don't make Buffalo mozzarella, so that the price of that cheese is kinda expensive, is about 20 bucks iirc, is there any substitute for cheese? Can I use regular mozzarella instead?
I love this salad. Absolutely delicious 😋. Thank you chef