Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sublime snacking: Caprese Salad


Aka, the greatest Italian invention ever. I know it’s not tomato season, but any excuse to get fresh food into the fresh-food-averse first trimester pregnant lady should be exploited. Simple, fresh, clean, easy, flavorful, a little exotic--this is why I love the caprese salad.

Get your ingredients ready first: sliced tomatoes, torn basil leaves, sliced fresh mozzarella (in the past doctors suggested that pregnant women avoid soft cheese, but now they simply say to avoid unpasteurized cheese, which is actually extremely hard to find in the US—we have laws against such extravagances), extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.


Assemble in your own artistic way, drizzle on the oil, and salt and pepper to taste.


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