Classic Caprese Salad With Balsamic Glaze
Celebrity stylist Tanya Ghavri shares the recipe of her version of the Caprese Salad. Light and healthy, this dish is thought to have originated on the island of Capri in Italy and is believed to be an homage to the Italian flag—red, white, and green. Here’s how you can master it at home.
When I feel like eating light, I have a Caprese salad. The best part of this dish is that it can be consumed as a side-dish or a full meal and it is filled with healthy ingredients, which have many benefits.
If you are looking to boost your immunity the natural way, then basil can do the trick. Basil extract has shown to help in inhibiting bacteria that don’t respond to antibiotics. In addition, according to studies, adaptogenic herbs such as basil can help manage stress levels.
Extra virgin olive oil is one of the key ingredients in this dish, which protects against heart disease, lower inflammation, protects “bad” LDL cholesterol and improves the lining of your blood vessels.
- Tomatoes: 3
- Mozzarella cheese: 1/4-inch thick slices or small cubes
- Sweet basil leaves: 10 – 20
- Extra-virgin olive oil: for drizzling
- Balsamic vinegar for drizzling (optional)
- Salt and pepper as per taste
Step 1 :
Wash the basil leaves and tomatoes and pat dry. Cut the tomatoes into thin slices.
Step 2 :
Layer walternate slices of tomatoes and mozzarella, adding a basil leaf between each, on a large, shallow platter or a salad bowl.
Step 3 :
Drizzle the salad with extra-virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper, as per your requirement. Top it off with the balsamic vinegar.
Step 4 :
Serve with garlic aioli on the side or on top of the salad for a little flavour.