Do you also hate tomatoes in winter? As much as I love a fruity tomato salad on a hot summer day, tomatoes around here are terrible after September. They will be bland, sour and almost “green” tasting. I think it’s awful.
Instead, I used some jalapeños I planted in spring which are now getting a very nice red color. The plants were growing quite nicely on my balcony until it got too cold. Now they live inside and every couple of days I get to pick a red chili. They’re not really hot, just a tiny little bit spicy, just the right amount to go very well with mozzarella. You’ll have the classic color combination of a caprese salad, but definitively a very different taste!
This is an entry for “Mozzarella Revolution”, a German blog event from the site buntcooking, where every use of mozzarella is OK, unless if it’s caprese… You know me, I don’t like following rules.
1 mozzarella cheese
3-4 jalapeño peppers or other mild chilies
3-4 leaves basil
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper
Slice the mozzarella, the chilies and the basil leaves, put it all into a bowl. Then add salt and pepper.
Generously pour olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top, then enjoy with garlic bread and a glass of wine.
And snicker at people who buy tasteless greenhouse tomatoes in November.