Mini Caprese Salad

July 16, 2012

20120716-105354.jpg This time of year when tomatoes are so plentiful, we have them almost everyday. We had friends over for the afternoon yesterday, and then had an early supper. They have twin daughters who are 8 years old, so I thought it would be fun to make a miniature Caprese salad in their honor. This salad is always a hit no matter age, but the smallness of the ingredients makes it especially visually interesting.

20120716-110038.jpg The market had baskets of these small tomatoes in a variety of colors and shapes. These would be perfect. I chose the cherry sized fresh mozzarella and cut them in half. I also cut some of the larger tomatoes in half, but left the really small ones whole. Add a few leaves of torn basil, and a few whole ones to spiffy up the platter, season liberally with salt to bring out the juices from the tomatoes, add a few glugs of extra virgin olive oil–and you are done. Kid and adult approved.