April from 1000 Pizza Doughs has a great post up about what she put together for Buy Local Challenge Week. It's fun to see what deliciousness was had (picture from 1000 Pizza Doughs- I love it because it looks like one of those 60's recipe cards).
One of the dishes made was this lovely Caprese salad made with local tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil leaves drizzled with olive oil, sea salt, and pepper.
Sometimes when I make this salad I also throw on a little balsamic vinegar for tartness and depth of flavor. Caprese salad is one of those treats that is only good in the summer with garden fresh tomatoes.
I also love a good Caprese sub- the same thing with a little vinaigrette on a sub roll.
Today I made a pizza Margherita, which is Caprese pizza: Slabs of heirloom tomato and fresh mozzarella with basil and a little bit of olive oil. The tomatoes pictured are from my garden and were rescued from incomplete predation so they have parts cut off. Parts that were maimed by squirrels/rabbits/crows/bugs/etc. Anyway they were still pretty and quite delicious. My friend Rick joined me for dinner, and I was able to give him a bag of tomatoes as a little present.