Caprese salad: the best and simplest dish

Among the many good things to eat when you are on holiday in Sorrento and on the Amalfi Coast there is one that you will surely have heard of and if you haven’t done it yet, you will have to taste it in your next tour around here. The Caprese salad the classic tomato and mozzarella salad not to be confused with the Caprese cake, a dish with the same name but sweet, which we will talk about later …

Our caprese is a great classic, one of those things that save you dinner when you have no ideas without losing the taste of eating something really good and more, here’s the added value, it’s really easy to prepare, you just need to have the good ingredients that are only two.

Mozzarella and tomato. It may seem a trivial dish but when we talk about food, here, nothing is ever trivial!
Let’s start with the ingredients: a queen and a king. The mozzarella that must be strictly buffalo mozzarella and a king, the tomato, better if those are round and nice firm.
To make a good Caprese salad the secret is also the seasoning and so, pay attention to the oil that must be strictly extra virgin olive oil, to the salt that must go only on tomatoes. In the end the touch that must not be missed is the basil that will perfume everything and give the typical Italian color to the dish.

But what is the place where Caprese salad is the best? Surely where the best mozzarella is produced and for us that place is Paestum where there are the excavations you can visit from Sorrento and make a historic tour in one day and taste a mozzarella like you’ve never tried it before. Let us know…

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