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Here is how to make the best Caprese salad

Julian Brunt Special to the Sun Herald A Caprese salad is a great way to enjoy a good mozzarella cheese.
Julian Brunt Special to the Sun Herald A Caprese salad is a great way to enjoy a good mozzarella cheese. Special to the Sun Herald

A Caprese salad, made with red, ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella cheese and olive oil is a great way to enjoy a great cheese.

This salad is going to be only as good as the quality of the ingredients.

A good buffalo mozzarella, imported from Italy, is essential. When you select the tomatoes, make sure to smell them first.

If they don’t have an aroma, they won’t have any flavor.

If you are a serious foodie, you will have some basil growing in the backyard, and that will always be the best choice. Pick the leaves just before serving.

If you are serious about making this a great salad, use a good-quality unfiltered olive oil, which is hard to find, but it is out there.

Good olive oil is made all over the world, including every country that borders the Mediterranean, and there are quite a few from the USA, mostly California, but a few from Texas as well.

Put his fresh, exciting salad together for your friends, and they will be mightily impressed.

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