As I said yesterday, I made a few vegetarian friendly recipes for my 24, 24, 24 party. Caprese salad is one of my favorite simple salads to throw together on any random night. I adore the simple combination of flavors and the fact you can throw it together with many ingredients. Initially I had planned on making a basil oil, but time was not on my side so I did a simple balsamic vinaigrette. These are great for a party because the skewer assembly can be done ahead of time and even the making of the vinaigrette can be done ahead of time. On the day of the party all you need to do is shake the vinaigrette and drizzle it over the skewers. I even made these again for a work day lunch because I love this salad so much.
A note to my fellow Daring Bakers. I finally completed this month's challenge. Hope to have it up tomorrow!
Whole Basil Leaves
Extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Place tomatoes, and mozzarella on the skewer and separate with a piece of basil. In a small bowl, mix olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to taste and drizzle over the skewers. Serve immediately.