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Italian tomato, mozzarella and basil salad | Insalata Caprese | What is the national dish of Italy?

Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad Caprese Salad nationaldish Italy
The English name of a Caprese salad is pretty much the recipe – tomato, mozzarella and basil
Photograph: Wayne Morgan – nationaldish.co.uk © 2017
Italy

This is so quick and easy it almost feels criminal to get so much flavour out of it, not only that, it’s stunning to look at.

This dish really pays off with a high quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil, such as Sicilian – you want it almost luminous, uhhhhhh

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Insalata Caprese | Salad of Capri | Tomato, mozzarella and basil salad
This is the base recipe, you also have options. I've listed it as a 10 minute job, if it takes you longer than that there's something wrong with you.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Chop the tomatoes in half and remove the core and then chop into segment. Optional - this salad is often served sliced, so slice them if you want.
  2. Slice the mozzarella, just lest then a centimetre thick or just tear it into bitesizes pieces.
  3. Add both to a bowl and dress with the salt and pepper and a little of the oil and dress 'gently'
  4. Serve on to a plate and sprinkle the leaves over the top and then add a tiny pinch, from height, of salt and pepper and then thumb over the olive oil bottle, drizzle. Optional - you can add some balsamic vinegar too, personally I think it overpowers the natural flavours too much.
  5. That's it, serve - thank you Italy Italy

    Grazia


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