Caprese - spring is there?!

Finally, first sunny day in spring.
 What better to celebrate this than with a light yet savoury salad? One of my favourites; a caprese salad.
Simplicity at its best but with the best of products. Well....apart from the tomatoes as these were Belgian/Dutch greenhouse products as I didn't have a better quality available.
Nothing that makes me long for the summer more than tomatoes. Usually we plan a trip to Italy in the summer and for me that means tomato time! Fresh,sweet tomatoes grown under the generous Italian sun and packed with firm tasty flesh - not like our water tomatoes over here!
So if you can, get good quality tomatoes like a decent Coeur de boeuf or a plum tomato.


  •  about 4 ripe tomatoes
  • 3 balls of mozzarella di bufala
  • plenty of fresh basil leaves
  • some dried oregano
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • good olive oil

Cut the tomatoes in slices and do the same with the mozarella and put them in a layer on a plate. Put some leaves of basil in between and on top of the mozzarella and tomatoes. Grind some black pepper over it, sprinkle some salt and add a generous amount of oregano.
Drizzle with a good amount of decent olive oil.
Dig in and....



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