Tomato and Mozzarella salad or Caprese Salad, we've all had it in various forms regardless of what it's called, sometimes it's good, other times it's....blah.
More often than not it's poor quality mozzarella and flavorless tomatoes sliced, put on a plate, slathered with dressing and shown a basil leaf with a sprinkling of ground pepper.
Without sounding too negative about one of Italy's most famous salads, Caprese is such a simple dish that it's hard to know how people can go so wrong in producing it.
Tomato and Mozzarella oozes summer to me.
Sitting outside, table of friends, bottle of rose (or 2), something grilling on the "Q", smell of cut grass and the buzz of the bees.
Fresh picked ripe plump tomatoes with think slices of creamy Mozzarella sluiced with a freshly blended basil oil and a drizzle of syrupy balsamic vinegar reduction mmmmm count me in!