There’s something so wonderful about the simplicity of a Caprese Salad. This Salad is usually comprised of Tomato, Mozzarella Cheese and Fresh Basil. I decided to take mine to the next level by adding Roasted Asparagus, Pancetta and a Balsamic Reduction. The most important part of a Caprese (in my opinion), it getting the freshest and highest quality ingredients. This is not the time to buy Polly-o Mozzarella…get the good stuff! And use fresh basil (I started growing basil in my apartment for moments like this!) Also, make sure you get a good batch of tomatoes…. I don’t think there’s anything more disgusting than biting into a mealy tomato.
I had a few other ideas on how to amp up this salad - I was going to alternate in with the tomatoes and mozzarella, some thin sliced, fried zucchini slices (however, I couldn’t find zucchini at the store yesterday - wtf).
Some other ideas:
- Alternate Proscuitto, Pepperoni or Sopresatta in with the Mozzarella and Tomatoes
- Try my Parsley Oil (recipe below) to drizzle on top
- Fry up some thin slices of Eggplant to add in there
Caprese Salad with Pancetta and Asparagus
Tomato, Mozzarella, Pancetta, Asparagus, Basil and a Balsamic Reduction make up this delicious Caprese Salad
Parsley Infused Oil, perfect for adding that 5 star finishing touch to your dish