A Caprese salad is typically prepared using a few high quality ingredients; fresh mozzarella, tasty tomatoes and fresh basil, seasoned only with good quality olive oil and a sprinkling of salt and pepper to taste. Vinegar is never used as it would overpower the simple flavour of the mild cheese.
This version was originally presented on CTV Morning Live in Ottawa, during a cold snap in January. To give it a little extra boost to fight the winter blues, fresh blueberries from Chile were added!
Chef Jonathan Collins
- 2 pounds tomatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces. You can use any tomatoes you like, or even a combination of different ones!
- 1 pound fresh Mozzarella or Bocconcini cheese, cut or torn into bite sized pieces
- 1/4 cup packed fresh basil washed well and spun dry. Then, torn into small pieces
- 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries from Chile (while in season)
- 3 to 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- Simply arrange fresh ingredients on a pretty platter
- Drizzle with oil and add salt and pepper to suit your taste
Developed by Chef Jonathan Collins for Produce Made Simple with feature member, Blueberries from Chile.
A passionate chef and father who loves to share his experiences in cuisine and life, Chef Jonathan Collins has cooked for presidents, prime ministers, billionaires, celebrities and even royalty! A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Jonathan has developed a signature style by blending North American, European and Asian influences with a French foundation and distinct Canadian identity, emphasizing fresh, local, seasonal ingredients.