Colorful Caprese Salad
MMMMM…Summer. I have been enjoying the sun and reading and most of all cooking. Most people in San Diego do not have AC, which usually isn’t too much of a problem until your apartment is 83+ degrees inside. That makes turning on the oven a huge turn off, which brings me to summer salads. Cool, flavorful, refreshing and filling are all found in this summer salad. Normal caprese salad consists of basil, garlic, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I added some beautiful mini sweet peppers and it was delicious!
6-8 Mini Sweet Peppers
1/3-1/2 c Mozzarella Pearls (little balls of mozzarella)
3-4 Large Leaves of Basil
5-6 Cherry Tomatoes
2-3 Cloves of Garlic
Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Salt and Pepper to taste
Directions: Thinly slice the sweet peppers and basil. Cut the cherry tomatoes in quarters and mince the garlic. Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix, adding the oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste.
I enjoyed this poolside with a new book in hand :)