Labor day has passed, and I am still in denial. After all, the high today is 94 and sunny. Why wouldn't a late summer salad suffice? In honor of a short work week with too many items to check off the list, I'll make your grocery shopping extra concise. Three ingredients produce a vivid, colorful spread to prelude your family cookout or romantic Italian date night. This caprese is beautifully versatile and incredibly refreshing. Enjoy.
Makes 6 servings
1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved 6 oz. mozzarella, sliced 1 bunch basil, torn
1. Arrange a large platter with mozzarella wedges. Sprinkle with tomatoes and basil. Serve alongside olive oil and balsamic reduction.