Caprese salad is one of the most beautiful dishes not only in its presentation and simplicity, but its fresh and flavourful taste. Fresh and beautiful Basil, juicy Tomato, soft and delicious Mozzarella, and a beautifully dark and robust Balsamic reduction. Really just a flavourful delight.
I've recently tried to "Caprese" some traditional dishes and foods and let me tell you, these ingredients really work in so many ways!
I've already made a Caprese Pasta Salad http://happyveggie.weebly.com/recipes/caprese-pasta-salad and it was definitely a hit. What else have I discovered that tastes great with these contributing flavours?
Try a twist on grilled cheese. Line the bottom slice of bread with mozzarella.slices (from the brick), halve some cherry tomatoes and place sporadically. Roll and slice a basil leaf and sprinkle over the sandwich. Top with more slices of mozzarella. Butter and fry both sides to golden brown. The mozzarella oozes over the tomatoes and every bite is a surprise burst of tomato and fresh basil. DIVINE!
Also, the same ingredients taste great on Veggie burgers (In particular, GARDEIN Mini Chikn Sliders). Whip up a nice balsamic mayo and you've got a fabulous and flavourful burger!
Try to Caprese you're favourite dishes and I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised!
Jonathan - Happy Veg
Dedicated Foodie. Proud Vegetarian. Recipe Creator. Friend to all Animals.