Thursday, August 4, 2011

Salad time!

Tonight we had a Caprese Salad.  I discovered this wonderful version at Vapiano - Sihlcity (  They have lots of wonderful dishes all that you can tailor to your own wants.  Salad, Pizza and Pasta bars with lots of combinations available.  They get very busy at lunch time and open at 11, so if you want to eat, go early.  They also offer take away - and the take away bowls are fantastic for storing your leftovers in :)

Caprese Salad. Things you will need:
Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Cherry tomatoes
Red onion
Mozzarella balls

Half or quarter the cherry tomatoes (or dice regular tomatoes).
Dice the onion
Pull out 2 basil leaves for every plate you are making - for decoration
Cut into thin slices/strips the rest of the basil.
Slice the bread

Place a cheese ball on a plate. Scatter the tomatoes around it and sprinkle some basil slices on top. Also sprinkle some red onion around.  Grind some fresh pepper over the top of the cheese and drizzle with olive oil. Drizzle the vinegar on top as well. Press the 2 basil sprigs you saved into the top of the cheese ball.  Add a side of the sliced bread. Enjoy!

Simple and easy, great for a warm summer night.
Optional - scatter a few miniature mozzarella balls around as well.