Monday, September 5, 2011

{bon appetit}

This classic dish gets a seasonal update with sweet heirloom tomatoes.

Heirloom Tomato Caprese

The Ingredients
3/4 cup of small heirloom cherry tomatoes (such as Sun Gold or Sweet 100), halved
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon high-quality extra virgin olive oil
1 to 2 ounce ball of mozzarella
Fleur de sel
4 to 5 micro basil

The Preparation
Mix tomatoes, salt, and oil in a small bowl. Let stand, tossing occasionally, until juices release from tomatoes and oil and juices have become saucelike, about 15 minutes. Place mozzarella off-center on a large plate. Spoon tomatoes and juices from bowl around one side of the cheese. Sprinkle tomatoes with sea salt; scatter basil all over. Place Crostoni Bagnati next to the cheese.

Original article: bon appetit


  1. I love your blog! It makes me want to cook and redecorate at the same time, haha. Thanks for the comment, stop by any time (:

  2. how delicious is this? i love it!

  3. Mmmm this looks deee-licious! I love fresh mozzarella!

  4. Oh my, this just isn't fair. You had me at heirloom tomatoes - and I have to fight with my son to leave me just one when we bring them home from the farmers market. And fresh mozzarella? Yum.

    I love your blog - thank you for visiting me today.

    xoxo michele

  5. delish!!