Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Easy Breezy Caprese (salad)

I hate fresh tomatoes. I really really am not a fan. Or at least that was my claim until I had trouble finding a low point dinner in Boston and ended up ordering a Caprese Salad. Which isn't as low in points as I guessed... but I was in LOVE after that and determined to make it at home!

1 (or 2 depending on the size) Heirloom or Beefsteak tomato
2 oz fresh mozzarella
1 tsp unfiltered olive oil
2 tsp aged balsamic vinegar (make it the good stuff!)
4 or 5 giant fresh basil leaves, diced into thin strips

Slice the tomato in 1/4-1/6 inch slices. Slice cheese really thin to make it stretch over the whole salad. Fan alternating slices of tomato and cheese on a plate. Drizzle olive oil and vinegar. Top with fresh basil.

Serves one for dinner.

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