Simplicity: A Caprese Salad

| September 9, 2009 | 3 Comments


Sometimes, things don’t need to be complicated to be fantastic. A peach, pealed and sliced. An apple dipped in honey. A slice of bread spread with a thin layer of hummus.

Or, in this case, a simple salad. Sungold cherry tomatoes, tiny balls of fresh mozzarella, freshly torn basil, a swig of olive oil and a sprinkle of kosher salt (I was all out of sea salt). It’s simple as can be and takes just a few moments to pull together … and yet, this is something that the kids and I just devour.

Sometimes, simplicity really is the best thing.

What’s your favorite simple dish?

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Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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  1. girlichef says:

    Yum, I adore simple foods…the flavors that can hold their own or a few simple ingredients that compliment each other. Not sure what my absolute favorite is…but Caprese Salad is definitely one of them. :)

  2. Joanne says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! You have some great recipes on here that I can’t wait to sort through.

    Caprese salad is definitely one of those simpler things in life that just constantly hits the spot. It is a “memory food” for me since my mom always used to make a caprese-based appetizer. It also never fails to remind me of summer, which is always a good thing.

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