It’s that time of year again! One of my favorite things to eat in the summertime is a delicious and fresh Caprese Salad. It’s the time of year when garden fresh tomatoes are in abundance!
For this salad I chose one of my beautiful Heirloom Cherokee Purple tomatoes. There are my first four picks above, getting just a little extra sun in the windowsill.
I used this brand of Mozzarella, which was very soft and tasty while also being fuss free.
This Fig Balsamic Vinegar that my mother-in law found at a winery she visited last weekend here in Northern California is what transformed this Caprese into something spectacular! I highly reccomend experimenting with flavored balsamic vinegars! Here is the website for this particular brand, CaliforniaBalsamic.com.
Lastly I topped my tomatoes, mozzarella, and balsamic with a healthy sprinkling of the most amazing basil I have ever discovered. It’s called Globe Basil, and it literally grows in a globe shape! The tiny leaves are super flavorful and it is primarily used to top Italian dishes with. I will forever have this type of basil in my garden from now on.
Don’t forget a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of sea salt & black pepper if you like! I hope this post looks tasty and inspires you to go do something amazing with a tomato! 😉