Tuesday, June 15, 2010


What do you bring to a potluck when you have less than an hour to not only cook something, but to get ready as well? (This is what happens when the neighbor lady tells your husband and he forgets some minor details, like what time it starts). You could cop out and buy something pre-made, but to avoid any embarassment, this is an easy dish.

Caprese Salad
Makes about 18 servings

1 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced
4 roma tomatoes, sliced on the diagonal
Basil Leaves, chopped
Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar
Drizzle tomato slices with balsamic vinegar.  Arrange one tomato slice on each mozzarella cheese slice. Sprinkle with chopped basil leaves. Drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Note: For an even easier caprese salad, use grape tomatoes and mini-mozzarella balls. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and serve.