Caprese Salad – A plate of sunshine on cold winter days

If there is one thing I really miss here in Kolkata, that would be availability of a variety of Cheese. You know the kind of Cheese shops you find when u travel abroad, where you go bonkers looking at the range, you dont even know what half of them are, those kinds! However things are getting a little better and you do find a decent variety nowadays at the supermarkets. I was pleasantly surprised with the range of cheese available at Big Basket, was a bit unsure of the taste and quality but nevertheless ordered a box of Boconcini. And I was not disappointed.

My first thought was to make a fresh Caprese Salad and I went with that.

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Caprese Salad - A plate of sunshine on cold winter days
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
 
Fresh Salad with Tomato and cheese
Ingredients
  • Tomatoes - 4 large - thinly sliced
  • Boconcini cheese - a box of it - say around 10-12 balls
  • Basil leaves - a handful
  • Fresh lettuce - a bunch
  • For the dressing:
  • Extra virgin olive oil - 3 tbsp
  • Honey - 1 tbsp
  • Crushed garlic - 2 pods
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Lay the lettuce and tomato on a plate.
  2. Tear the cheese roughly and put on top. Add the basil leaves.
  3. Put all the ingredients listed under dressing in a jar and mix well.
  4. Pour on top of the tomato and cheese.
  5. Leave to rest for half an hour so that it soaks up the flavours of the dressing.
 

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