Insalata Caprese and The ICM Ingredient

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Just a simple little recipe today before I announce the Ingredient for our Challenge Monday this week.  I know we have been away for a few weeks, but we’re back and there are a few exciting things happening behind the scenes with ICM (there will be announcements soon!).

This is the one of the easiest things to make, and one of my favorite ways to use basil.

Insalata Caprese

1 lb fresh mozzarella, sliced about 1/4″ thick

3 ripe tomatoes, sliced

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves

Balsamic vinegar, for drizzling

Coarse salt


Layer the mozzarella, tomatoes and basil leaves.  Drizzle the vinegar, then plenty of salt and pepper.


If you don’t like balsamic vinegar, you could just use some extra virgin olive oil.

Onto Ingredient Challenge Monday.

This week’s ingredient is….




Can’t wait to see what Sunny at And Love It Too! comes up with!  Check back with us tomorrow to see both of our recipes.


~Dixie Chik~


  • Kate@Diethood
    April 13, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    And that’s what I’m about to fix me up for lunch! DELICIOUS IDEA!

  • Dixie Chik
    April 13, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Thanks Kate!

  • Beth Michelle
    April 11, 2011 at 2:10 AM

    I love caprese. Definitely a top 5 salad for me. Anything that is that good and easy to put together is perfect!

  • Dixie Chik
    April 13, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Thanks for stopping by Beth!!

  • Happy When Not Hungry
    April 10, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    I love this salad too! It’s so simple, but the ingredients complement each other so nicely. Yum!

  • Dixie Chik
    April 13, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Yes, they do! One of my favorite salads. 🙂

  • Karen
    April 10, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    Doesn’t caprese salad just scream summertime?? I could eats mountains of it!

    I SO miss my meyer lemon tree…moving away from it was so hard!!!

  • Dixie Chik
    April 13, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    I absolutely love meyer lemons. Thanks Karen!!

  • Angela@RecipesFromMyMom
    April 10, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    This is my favorite way to eat tomatoes! There’s a restaurant in KC that my mom and I used to go to when she visited and we would request this salad even after they took it off the menu.

  • Dixie Chik
    April 13, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Can’t wait for summer tomatoes!! Thanks for visiting!

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