Sometimes when its hotter than hell out, the idea of turning on the oven makes you have serious reservations about your own sanity, I turn to my simple favorite, caprese salad. It has 5 main ingredients, and I’ve never had someone turn me down once that put that flavor combination in their mouth, and it takes about 2 minutes to make.
1 log of fresh mozzarella ( I get mine pre-cut because I’m lazy)
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Fresh herbs (I usually do parsley oregano and thyme, but it changes almost every time I make it.)
Cut your mozzarella up into bite sized pieces. Thinly slice up your tomatoes, and remove your basil leaves from the stems, and gingerly arrange them on a plate and sprinkle it with salt and pepper. Lastly finely chop up your herbs and place them in a bowl with your oil and vinegar, then pour them over you salad. Fin.