By now, you likely know I love all things that begin or end with the word “caprese.” And, today’s salsa is a new love…CAbi’s clothing line, you should definitely check it out. Unique high quality pieces for the ladies… and I love the whole line!
My CAbi consultant Teri encouraged me to keep the food simple for the party, since most people don’t like to try on clothes when they are feeling full. Well, I tried Teri, but I just can’t resist putting out delicious food for folks coming over to my place. Of course, I put together a spread including this tasty salsa.
I have to tell you though, this salsa is INCREDIBLY easy to make and made with simple, simple ingredients. I found the idea on Pinterest, and the recipe linked back to my blog designer Cassie over at Back to Her Roots. I scaled down the recipe a bit, and wow… so delicious!
Adapted from Back to Her Roots
3 cups diced ripe tomatoes, seeded
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1 cup mozzarella balls, in water
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1. Dice your tomatoes. Note: I find that removing the seeds makes for the best salsa/pico de gallo.
2. Prepare your basil. Note: I always like to dice my basil into ribbons, chiffonade style.
3. Combine tomatoes, cheese, and basil in a large bowl. Note: I sliced each perillini ball into quarters.
4. Add olive oil and vinegar.
5. Toss to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Store in the refrigerator before serving. Note: My suggestion is to make and serve the salsa within a few hours for the best flavor.
6. Enjoy with pita chips, 34 degrees crackers, or a healthy tortilla chip. Note: I served mine with Trader Joe’s Reduced Guilt Wholegrain Pita Chips.