Monday, June 6, 2011

Tomato Capri

Growing up we always had freshly sliced tomatoes from the garden on the dinner table during the summer. Today I still make this as a fresh summer side dish that is simple and oh so delicious. Next time you are at the farmers market pick up some ripe tomatoes and try this recipe. Also great with heirloom tomatoes.
  • 3 large ripe tomatoes
  • 1 large clove garlic, coarsely chopped
  • A handful of fresh basil to taste, cut into thin ribbons
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese 
  • Olive Oil to taste
  • Balsamic vinegar to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Slice tomatoes and mozzarella into 1/4 thick slices and  place on platter
  2. Stack basil leaves on top of each other and roll lengthwise. Slice the basil into "ribbons". Repeat as necessary.Sprinkle onto tomatoes.
  3. Coarsely chop fresh garlic, sprinkle onto tomatoes.
  4. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar on tomatoes as desired.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and chill till ready to eat.

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