Nick is not a fan of tomatoes. No matter how hard I try to convince him that they are "SO GOOD" whether they are raw, or roasted, there is NO swaying his opinion. In fact, some days he likes them more then other days. Some days he doesn't like them at all. Throw them in a BLT and he will gobble them up like they weren't even there, but serve him this Caprese salad and "it's okay"
I like to tell myself that some are just not as lucky as I. I tell myself his taste buds aren't greatly developed as mine are, and that I should really just feel bad that he cannot enjoy the foods I enjoy.
When I made this salad the first time, so so long ago, some time last year, he thought the fresh mozzarella was tofu. (which he doesn't like either) I was shocked, he has been missing so much in life. Fresh mozzarella, is so so good. So yesterday morning when I prepared this, I gave him a bite because I used basil from the plant we had been growing. He didn't say anything about it really, so I said, "you didn't like it huh?" he said "it's okay"
So your probably wondering why I even mentioned this. Well, I thought since its hard to share my love of food with my other half, I figured here would be the perfect place. I mean, someones gotta love food like I do, someone has to love tomatoes.
And if you do, well great. Because I have a recipe to go along with all this mumbo jumbo.
So maybe Caprese usually has balsamic vinegar. But I had lemons. And lemons will do.
1 c Cherubs or grape tomatoes.
1 c fresh mozzarella or boccocinni
1 c fresh basil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tbs of olive oil (optional)
1/2 c of lemon juice
Mix it all together. Put it in a bowl. Eat it with a fork. And Enjoy.