Klesick Farms Caprese Salad
With so many of the tomatoes coming in from local farms right now, we had to try and capitalize on the beauty and flavor that is a summer tomato.
Our take on Caprese salad comes together in a flash. You can eat it plain, spread it on bread, pile it on chips, or stir it into pasta. It’s that versatile! With tomatoes as good as we have right now, it will be have everyone at the summer BBQs and picnics coming back for seconds!
Note: make this ahead, and let the flavors mingle for a couple of hours in the fridge for optimum flavor.
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 clove minced summer garlic
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (1 bunch)
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 jalapeño chil pepper, minced
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, cubes
1 pint grape tomatoes or 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
In medium bowl, combine cheese pearls and tomatoes. In separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic, salt, pepper, garlic, onion, and chopped basil. Stir to blend evenly. When dressing is evenly mixed, toss over cheese and tomatoes, stirring gently to coat.
allow to sit for at least 20 minutes to 4 hours for flavors to mingle and bring the salad together.