This recipe is perfect for clients following our Meat Lovers Delight menu, for other menu plans you can find great recipes here.
Fresh mozzarella is an almost perfect cheese; it's mild, cool and refreshing. Caprese salad is a classic dish, with just a few simple ingredients. Due to the simplicity, the quality of the ingredients you choose REALLY matters. For maximum flavor we suggest you buy a high quality mozzarella cheese, use organic heirloom tomatoes, and fresh basil (strive for at least 2 out of 3).
1 large heirloom tomato (or 2 small), sliced into rounds
2-3 ounces fresh mozzarella, drained and sliced into rounds
6-8 fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Alternating layers, arrange tomatoes, whole basil leaves, and mozzarella on a plate. In a mixing bowl, add lemon juice, slowly whisk in oil. Season oil with salt and pepper. Drizzle over tomatoes and mozzarella. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.
Servings: 1 Menu: Meat Lovers Delight Replaces: 1 protein, 1 healthy fat, 1 vegetable
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