Insalata Caprese Superbo

© Katherine Stetson

This very basic salad can take all kinds of added adornments!

For four servings:

  • 4 vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 12 slices mozzarella (2”x2”)
  • 12 small basil leaves
  • ¼ cup snipped fresh chives
  • 1/3 cup raw pine nuts
  • 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • sea salt, to taste
  • freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Toast pine nuts with rosemary over medium heat until lightly browned.  Core tomatoes and cut each one into four slices.  Stack or shingle the tomatoes, cheese and basil leaves.  Drizzle olive oil over all and season to taste with salt and pepper.  Top with chives and pine nuts.

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