I was at a local Italian restaurant a few weeks ago and I ordered something called Mozzarella Caprese. It was wonderful. So, I was at the grocery store today and I decided I would try to recreate it. The above picture is what I cam up with. This is my recipe:
One tomato, sliced and arranged on the plate. (I recommend fresh garden tomatoes. They have the best flavor, but if you must buy your tomatoes from the store get the ones that are still on the vine.)
Slices of soft mozzarella Cheese arranged on top of tomato slices. (buy it in a block and slice it yourself. You basically want large fat chunks of cheese to cover your tomato.
Spoon out Black and Green Olives over top of the mozzarella cheese.
Spoon out feta cheese crumbles over top of olives.
Pour Kraft Tuscan House Italian dressing and marinade over entire contents.
Splash a touch of balsamic vinegar over entire contents. (Hint: Just a little of the vinegar goes a long way.) And Enjoy.
It is such a wonderful summer dish that requires no cooking. Plus, it creates a flavor explosion in your mouth. My recipe differs slightly from Roma's because they also added red peppers and instead of feta cheese crumbles, the put the Parmesan cheese powder stuff on it. I am very spoiled and cannot stand that imitation Parmesan cheese powder. I have to have the real shredded Parmesan cheese now. But the feta give it a much stronger and more powerful taste, as does the balsamic vinegar. Oh and if you must have meat with yours, you can add pepperoni slices to it and it is delicious, but it isn't necessary.