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Caprese salad. My go to summer day dinner

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.

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2 tomatoes

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.)

salt, pepper

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.

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