Hipcooks Caprese

caprese salad

Serves a hungry Hipcook for dinner, or 4 as a starter

2 lbs choicest garden tomatoes
½ pound or so fresh Burrata (fresh buffalo mozzarella will do, but make sure it is fresh!), torn
1 handful basil, chopped
Maldon Salt, sprinkled at the last minute on top
your favorite extra virgin olive oil, sprinkled at the last minute on top
black pepper (optional), sprinkled at the last minute on top

 

It is absolutely essential that you have the best of the best. No meal is better than the ingredients that you put into it!

For you sophisticates – have fun with art! Choose multi-colored tomatoes and cut into squares or triangles. Create a tomato “mosaic” and sprinkle with the toppings. Or, pop the whole thing on thinly rolled focaccia and bake. Or, toss through piping hot fresh pasta. If you have huge tomatoes, you can hollow them out and serve the toppings inside. Small tomatoes? Make skewers! There are so many elegant options…but no matter how you slice ’em – garden tomatoes are the BEST!

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