When trying to figure out a meal for my recent book club meeting, I was faced with a problem. What on earth do you bring to a meeting where you’re discussing the memoir of a famed New York City chef, Garbrielle Hamilton entitled Blood, Bones and Butter? I finally decided that since the author greatly appreciated simplicity when it comes to food, and spent a good portion of the book in Italy, Caprese Salad was a good choice. I love the simply mix of tomato, mozzarella and basil, combined with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar topping.
Since the book was so heavily focused on food, I wanted my Caprese Salad to be a little different from the traditional. I turned to my trusted website, Pinterest, and found lots of different people doing the salad like this. It’s the perfect portion, and you get all the flavors easily into one bite!