Instead of serving caprese salad the traditional way – sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and balsmic – finish it off with a drizzle of pesto. I had this at a restaurant recently and it was delicious!! There are lots of ways to make a pesto sauce, but here’s my tried and true quick recipe…
1 cup good quality olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted (sometimes I use pistachios instead)
1/2 cup fresh torn basil leaves
2 tablespoons grated pecorino romano cheese
s&p to taste
Toss all ingredients in a magic bullet (or other food processor.) Blend well. That’s it! Serve it over pasta, with warmed bread, or in this case, drizzled over a caprese salad. Buon Appetito!