This means “salad from Capri”, made to resemble the Italian flag. Its bright looking and is perfect as a side dish to lemon chicken or bruschetta but tasty simply on its own. Make your own variation, try adding pesto or replacing basil with rocket. Below is the traditional recipe I came across while traveling in the Southern regions of Italy.
What you’ll need:
- Handful of basil leaves
- Bocconcini Mozzarella Balls (about 8) OR Bufala Mozzarella (1 large ball)
- 200g mixed tomatoes: yellow pear cherry, red cherry, medium orange and large plum
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
How it’s done:
Slice the tomatoes lengthwise and crosswise and leave some whole. Scatter them across a wooden board or plate.
Shred the Bocconcini Mozzarella balls/Bufala Mozzarella into pieces and scatter across the tomatoes.
Julienne the basil leaves by placing a few leaves ontop one another, rolling them up and slicing them finely. You can also simply cut or shred the leaves. Sprinkle them over the salad.
Use a good dash of Olive Oil over the salad.
Crunch some salt and pepper over the top and ecco tutto, buon appetito!