Welcome to Mama's Italian Recipes Blog

So who is Mama? Mama is a full blooded Italian woman raised in Brooklyn New York surrounded with good food and Italian culture. I want to share the recipes of the old world with the new world. Known for her exceptional dishes she loves nothing more than to prepare and serve these recipes to her friends and family.

Now, we share them with you.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Italian Insalata Caprese Salad

Fresh Basil and Ripe Tomatoes MAKE this a Salad to remember!

1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced 1/4-inch thick
2 full cups of tomatoe, sliced 1/4-inch thick ( big ones work best if they are available)
1 cup fresh basil leaves - No choppng...these will be torn
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Alternate fresh mozzarella slices on a large platter with overlappign sliced tomatoes.

Tear fresh basil leaves and sprinkle liberally over the slices. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

Drizzle some extra-virgin olive oil over the top just before serving..
Makes 4 servings.