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Pair Your Garden Tomatoes With Fresh Basil in This Healthy, Delicious Caprese Salad

One of the best parts about summer is harvesting homegrown tomatoes and fresh garden basil. You can play around with this recipe: Toss it over a salad, swap out cigliene mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes or pair with grilled or baked chicken breast.

16 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced thin

2–3 fresh ripened tomatoes, sliced thin

1 bunch fresh basil, sliced thin

1/4 c extra virgin olive oil

1/8 c balsamic vinegar

1 clove fresh garlic, minced

1 pinch kosher salt

1 pinch fresh ground black pepper

Slice both the fresh mozzarella and tomatoes roughly the same size.

Mince garlic.

Combine extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper.

Mix well.

Layer mozzarella and tomato slices.

Drizzle with dressing.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Top with thin-sliced basil.

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