Caprese Salad



By: SHELLY ARBIB  
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Caprese Salad

 

This simple salad from the Italian region of Campania is one of my favourites.  The fresh cherry tomatoes and baby mozzarella balls are a nice variation to the standard recipe, and adding toasted walnuts helps give the popular salad a crunchy, smokey flavour.     

 

Ingredients:

 

3 cups cherry tomatoes, cut into halves

 

200 gr mini mozzarella balls, cut into halves

 

1 stalk basil, chopped

 

½ cup walnuts

 

¼ cup black kalamata olives

 

5 tbsp olive oil

 

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

 

½ tsp salt

 

½ tsp black pepper

 

Preparation:

 

Add walnuts into a small pan and toast for a few minutes while stirring until walnuts get a slight darker colour. Transfer onto a plate and set aside. Into a salad bowl, add cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, olives, walnuts, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and mix well.



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