Caprese Salad

Sometimes you just don’t need to mess with the classics.  Basil season, tomato season, Caprese.  Fresh mozzarella layered with fresh tomatoes that have never seen the inside of a refrigerator*, sprinkle on basil leaves and drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Pile on some proscuitto if you’ve got it, and you have the recipe for a perfect no-cook summer meal.  Sometimes cooking just isn’t necessary.

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*Never ever ever refrigerate tomatoes.  It turns the texture into mealy, grainy mush and it destroys all flavor.  Leave them in a bowl on the counter out of sunlight.  They’ll be fine for several days.

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