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Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

It seems like I have become the "official salad maker" for all my family at our nightly dinner parties in Chatham where we are living this summer.  I am up for Master Chef award with a capresse salad that I make with burrata cheese.   It's name "burrata" in Italian means "buttered" and that is how to best describe it. Burrata has a solid mozzarella outside shell and then inside is a mozzarella and cream. It is a great salad to take when you are asked to bring a dish to a dinner party if you want to be a hit! And it's easy.

Caprese Salad

A variety of tomatoes such as: heirloom, cherry,  grape, plum

3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil or enough to lightly drizzle over each tomatoes

2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

Sal del Mar to taste

Freshly ground pepper to taste

2 Tbsp thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Cut the regular tomatoes into 1/4 inch thick slices, and the plum tomatoes into wedges.  Cut the cherry, grape and teardrop tomatoes into half.  Arrange the tomatoes and cheese on a platter.  Drizzle the olive oil and balsamic over the tomatoes.  Sprinkle with basil Sal del Mar and pepper to taste and serve.