What’s for Dinner Wednesday :: Caprese Salad with Homemade Dipping Oil

4 Apr

This is a simple dish that’s light and refreshing.  It’s a great summer dish or light side dish when you have a heavy meal planned. It simply consists of tomatoes, mozzarella (you can see how to make Dave’s homemade mozzarella here), basil and dipping oil.

The dipping oil is drizzled on can be made with whatever herbs and seasonings are currently in your pantry and fridge.  Dill, Italian seasoning blends, a little balsamic, etc…

Dave makes his homemade dipping sauce with olive oil, basil, pine nuts and garlic.  There’s no science to it.  Just fill a bottle with olive oil and load in some herbs and seasonings.  It’s a sure thing and you can’t go wrong!

Let the olive oil and herbs sit a few days so the flavors infuse and the basil gets soft.  Make sure to keep the bottle closed so that dust and other particles don’t get inside.  The dipping oil is versatile and can be used for other things as well like cooking and dipping bread!  I use mine to scramble egg whites in the morning.  It adds flavor as opposed to plain olive oil and is a healthier alternative to butter or other oils.

Layer the tomatoes, basil and mozzarella and drizzle on some dipping oil allowing the herbs to flow out with the oil.

That’s it! Simple huh?

Round Top Antique Fair was a BLAST!  Carrie and I had so much fun and we got some great deals!!  I think we are becoming bargaining pros!

However all that walking in the dusty roads and sun…and driving 2.5 hours in the morning and again in the evening really wore me out.  I’m not gonna lie – I completely slept in later than normal and was dragging behind all day yesterday.  I think I am still dragging behind today.  We’ll have pictures up soon so you can see all the things we saw and experience in Round Top / Warrenton – I promise! :)

-Angie

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