最好的Caprese沙拉露出夏季最好的是奶油马苏里拉和祖传群西红柿，顶部与新鲜的叶茂罗勒和果味橄榄油。通过创造一个DIY Caprese Salad酒吧，单独为沙拉送入这一简单的意大利主食，每个人都可以帮助自己。
I’ve been a fan of caprese salads for as long as I can remember. But it was only recently I was introduced to the brilliant idea of creating a self-serve caprese salad bar no matter how big your party.
我的丈夫和我在公园城Stein Eriksen Lodge’s Hops on the Hillsampling brews, bites, and bands. One of the food stations featured a huge cutting board loaded with a variety of fresh heirloom tomatoes sliced to order by a chef who I likened to a bartender, but who serves up tomatoes instead of cocktails. Now that’s my kind of bar.
Trolling the topping options and dressing my salad I literally had one of those, “Why didn’t I think of this” moments. A caprese salad bar is easy entertaining at it’s finest, and it’s a wow-factor presentation for guests to interact with too.
I mean, why should the host be the only one to have all the fun?
What Caprese Salad Is Made Of
Simplicity is the signature of a good caprese, and keeping it spare but still loading it with flavor is easy to do. But if you want to jazz it up for yourself or your guests, a caprese salad bar is for you.
Here’s the basics of what goes into a caprese salad:
- Fresh and juicy summer tomatoes,even better when they’re still warm from the garden. Any size will do. I like to mix up the colors and sizes to add variety to the plate, and the subtleness of different flavors too.
- 新鲜和奶油的马苏里拉奶酪。新鲜马苏里拉奶酪通常是装在水或溶胶d in a log. Choose a firm log that isn’t too squished from being packaged. These days you can find logs of mozzarella pre-sliced, or it’s pretty dang easy to slice your own. I like to serve mine alongside the smaller mozzarella pearls, ciliegine (cherry size) or bocconcini (apricot size) for a variety of shapes. Drain the water it comes in and discard. If you’re really looking for that wow factor, nothing is more delicious than ultra creamy burrata cheese like I use in这个caprese沙拉。
- 你能买得起的最好的橄榄油。A great, fruity, extra virgin olive oil is my absolute favorite for this salad and I’m totally willing to spend the extra dollar or four because it makes the difference. I savor this oil for drizzling on salads or veggies, it’s not one to cook with since it’s so special.This one is my current favorite.
如何制作DIY Caprese Salad Bar
First off, find a large cutting board (or two) to use as your base. I bought这款大型，白色，餐厅式砧板years ago for big jobs like this.
Set out a sharp,像这个一样的锯齿状面包刀for easy slicing of the tomatoes for the guests to help themselves to. Or, assign someone to man up and play tomato bartender, slicing tomatoes and portioning out to guests as they like.
Start with the basics of the caprese salad ingredients above, then up the ante with some simple topping additions to drizzle, sprinkle, and season.
Add a little crunch with simple crackers, slices of baguette, or crisped foccacia toasts to serve alongside.
- 特级初榨橄榄油：As mentioned above, use a great quality, fruity olive oil for the best, simple taste.
- Balsamic glaze:When balsamic vinegar is cooked down and reduced, it turns into a sweet, syrupy glaze. I rarely make my own and买这个from the grocery store instead.
- 香蒜：Make your owneasy homemade basil pestoor芝麻菜青酱或者从杂货店购买良好的巨额爆曲版本。
- 味道盐：Himalayan sea salts, pink sea salt, flaky white, or flavored salts all add their unique cast to juicy tomatoes and actually make each bite sweeter.
I added prosciutto to my caprese board, but you don’t have to stop there. Experiment with the flavors of the Mediterranean and add any of these ingredients ideas:
- antipasti ingredients like salty salami or pepperoni
- kalamata olives
- artichoke hearts
- sliced melons or stone fruit
I mean, would you look at that board!!??! It’s summer all day long!
This caprese salad bar is great for parties as an appetizer, or serve it alongside the main for a fun self-serve salad.
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THE BEST Caprese Salad + DIY Caprese Salad Bar
Caprese salads show summer's best with creamy mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes topped with fresh leafy basil and fruity olive oil. Serve the salads individually or turn this simple Italian staple into a party by creating a DIY caprese salad bar where everyone can help themselves.
Place the mozzarella on a large board or platter with the drained mozzarella balls. Slice the tomatoes into wedges and assemble individual salads on plates with the mozzarella and basil leaves. Drizzle with olive oil and season to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Consider sprucing up your DIY Caprese Salad Bar even more by adding flavored salts and sauces. Pesto, romesco sauce, and olive spreads make great toppings. Use antipasto ingredients that compliment the Mediterranean palate as well. Sliced stone fruits and melons are terrific accompaniments as well.
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