Life is so busy for most of us that convenience becomes the most important factor in putting a meal on the table. DeNigris balsamic vinegar is delicious on almost everything. I keep my bottles of DeNigris on my kitchen counter so they are easily accessible.
One of the easiest salads to prepare that packs a punch as both a side dish and a satisfying light meal is a tomato and mozzarella caprese salad. Why doesn’t anyone offer an oven-roasted version of the classic caprese salad? Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the caprese salad.
The bulk of this salad can be made in advance and at the last moment tossed together with freshly cut tomatoes, fresh basil and vinegars. Purple onions are thinly sliced and tossed with extra virgin olive oil along with garlic, thinly sliced hothouse cucumbers, and carrots which are quickly blanched so the crispness is still there with a slight give to the crunch.