I love a good tomato sliced and salted.  The best tomato I have ever ate came from my grandma’s garden. I use to think I didn’t like to eat tomatoes by themselves. Had to be on a sandwich or in a salad before I would eat a tomato. That was until I married my husband and he talked me into having a bite of his just to show me how good my grandma’s tomatoes were. I caved and took a bite. To my surprise I liked it.

I had a caprese sandwich for the first time when we were in Boston three years ago and that was the best tomato sandwich I had ever ate. I like caprese sandwiches better but I thought I would try to make this salad since my grandma gave us tons of tomatoes. You don’t have to have yellow tomatoes for the salad. But it does make it look prettier. I would also suggest using fresh mozzarella cheese. I had a square block on hand but get the round fresh mozzarella, it makes it so much better.

Drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top and some garlic olive oil and you’ve got yourself a delicious salad for two.

Enjoy! Happy Summer!

Caprese Salad

1 or 2 large beef steak or heirloom tomatoes sliced

5 basil leaves

1/2 mozzarella cheese ball sliced thin

Balsamic Vinegar for drizzling

Garlic or Plain Olive Oil

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