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Caprese Salad Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Allyson Pace Davis
Added: Sunday, February 8, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced 1/4-inch thick
2 large ripe tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 cup fresh basil leaves
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Directions:
Directions:
In a circular design around the side of a serving plate, alternate fresh mozzarella slices on a large platter (or on individual plates if you are doing individual portions) with sliced tomatoes, overlapping for effect. Tear fresh basil leaves and sprinkle liberally over the slices. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Just before serving, drizzle on some excellent extra-virgin olive oil.

 

 

 

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