Thursday, May 26, 2016
Caprese Salad: Not for the Timid
A Caprese salad is the most sublime and daunting of salads. But, you need not limit yourself to organic tomato slices topped with fresh basil and mozzarella, and sprinkled with balsamic vinaigrette. Adding avocado junks and onion slices never hurts, and slathering the basil leaves with pesto sauce will bring raves. A top-quality organic olive oil can substitute for the balsamic, which some say is a good idea because it enhances, rather than drowns out, the flavors of the vegetables and cheese. Even a little carrot slice can be a nice touch, although jicama is even better.