Caprese is a beautiful Italian word that means (In my mind at least) Italian Plum Tomatoes, Red Onions, Fresh Mozzarella to me. If I ever do open a Restaurant I considered calling it “Caprese”
This recipe has some moving parts if you want to create it all from scratch, of course you can buy a Pita and the Fresh Mozzarella from the store to make it easy. I learned a lot of my simple ingredient recipes from a Wonderful Chef I worked with years ago. Her name is Lauren Collura, she has her own Catering Buisness in New York and New Jersey. She was as good a Chef I ever worked side by side with. She spent years in Europe before I met her and worked with me. She told me something the first day we started working together. “In Europe they use very little ingredients- so you can taste the food.”
Thanks Chef Collura.
I use my pizza dough recipe. Link below. I cut into 4 sections and rustic shapes. You can buy Pitas and season as well. If you use my recipe try to substitute All Purpose Flour with High Gluten Flour.
olive oil spray
parmesan cheese sprinkled on dough
Italian seasonings sprinkled on dough
parsley sprinkled on dough
granulated garlic salt sprinkled on dough.
Take your dough ball and cut into four sections. Roll dough out in any shape for a rustic dough. Place them on a pizza screen. Spray them all with olive oil spray. Or use a pastry brush and coat lightly with olive oil. Season with all the above seasonings and spices. Example below.
Cook in oven at 400 degrees. Cook till dough is lightly brown on bottom.
Now time to make the Caprese Salad:
ball of fresh mozzarella homemade or from the store. Link will be at end of recipe.
Baby Arugula 3 cups
Plum Tomatoes 2 diced without seeds
red onion 1/2 julienned
olive oil 3 tablespoons
lemon juice (no vinegar this is your acid) 1 tablespoon
salt and pepper taste
Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. Example below.
Serve over warm Flat Bread. Enjoy! Jason