Caprese Salad is one of my favorite summer dishes. Homegrown tomatoes and basil with fresh mozzarella, that is what I love!
My tomatoes are not quite ready yet so I made do with vine ripened tomatoes from the grocery store. Fresh mozzarella is a must, the drier aged version is not the same by a long shot. My basil however, is raring to go! I decided to make a salad today using these ingredients and paired with a chicken thigh layered with basil, tomato and mozzarella. Topped with a really great balsamic vinegar.
I used Buon Appetito to season my chicken. This wonderful salt-free blend is a balanced mix of Greek oregano, basil, marjoram, thyme, rosemary and sage. Perfect addition to tomatoes, tomato sauces, fish, poultry, meat and salad dressings. Evening is Tuscany is a great alternative, this is a delicate blend of garlic, Kosher salt, Mediterranean oerago, basil, crushed red pepper, black pepper, rosemary, onion and parsley. Added to olive oil, this blend also makes a great bread dip.
A glass of slightly chilled Chianti is a perfect pairing with this dish.
Wine & Spice Makes Everything Nice!