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Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

There is something so clean, fresh, and uncomplicated about a caprese salad. But it can be easily ruined by watery, mealy tomatoes or less-than-fresh mozzarella. This salad features mini heirloom tomatoes, which provide an extra splash of color, mozzarella ciliegine, basil from our plant in the office, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, fresh cracked black pepper, and a sprinkle of kosher salt. The salt brings out the flavor of the tomatoes and contrasts with the creaminess of the mozzarella. Make sure to drain the mozzarella and wash the tomatoes first.

It would work great as an appetizer for two or a light dinner.