Best Caprese We Had In Italy

We absolutely loved visiting Ravello, but even if we hadn’t, I would go back just for the caprese alone. It was THAT incredible. It’s hard to believe that such a simple dish can be so delicious. What I was most surprised by is how different this specific caprese at Cumpa Cosimo tasted from every other caprese I’ve ever had before. There was something special about it and I think that aside from the fresh, top-quality ingredients, it had to be the love that Chef and Owner Netta Bottone puts into all of her dishes. We were lucky enough to meet her and her son and enjoyed an amazing meal there (the fish, pastas, and dessert were fantastic)! The restaurant has been in their family for four generations. If you’re planning a trip to Italy, it’s a MUST! In the meantime, try this version of a caprese salad for a little slice of Italy at home! Here’s a video on how I made it.

What You'll Need:

+ Baby arugula
+ Tomatoes, I used a variation of large tomatoes (chopped) and sweet grape tomatoes (halved)
+ Fresh, high-quality mozzarella
+ High-quality EVOO
+ Semi-dried oregano on the stem (found this Semolina Artisanal Pasta)
+ Flaky sea salt
+ Fresh basil
+ Olives


1. Chop or halve the tomatoes.
2. Add the baby arugula to a plate.
3. Top with tomatoes and olives.
4. Drizzle some olive oil over the tomatoes and sprinkle with flaky sea salt.
5. Add the mozzarella and top with fresh basil and oregano.

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