Friday, December 31, 2010

Foodie Friday: Caprese

Tomatoes are delicious in, on or around just about anything in my opinion. Making caprese is very simple and can be done in various ways. All you really need are tomatoes (any size: grape, roma, beefsteak, plum, cherry), fresh mozzarella, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and basil.

You can use any variety of tomato in any form, I chose to use grape tomatoes and bocconcini mozzarella, sliced in halves... For those of you not familiar with fresh mozzarella, most stores sell three sizes: ciliegene (cherry size), bocconcini (bite size) and ovoline (egg size).

I sliced my grape tomatoes and bocconcini mozzarella balls in half, mixed them together, poured olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the top and added a little chopped basil for garnish.

Here are some more ways to prepare caprese that I found via google image:


  1. The third picture.. it looks so amazingly yummy! I love me some caprese!<3 Happy New Year.


  2. yum! i love the grape tomatoes and bocconcini mozzarella balls. that looks amazing!

  3. i love the last picture! looks delish! i made and awesome hot caprese pasta the other day! so yummy

  4. oh my goodness, you are lucky i have already eaten dinner, because otherwise i would be running to the grocery store. this is one of the best foods ever. mmmmmmmm