Caprese salad is my go-to meal when I’m lazy, short on time, and my to-do list is a mile long. I always have these ingredients in our fridge because it seems like I’m always in this state of mind, at least M-F. After a ten hour work day and 200+ urgent emails, all I want to do when I get home is climb fake plastic rocks or watch bad Bravo TV (yes, even that horrible Tabitha Takeover show). So in an attempt to get on with my day, I’ll make caprese salad for dinner. In our household, we eat this 2-3x a night, mostly because I’m lazy but also because it’s delicious and simple.
I don’t think I need to write out the recipe, but if you really want to know it’s sugarplum tomatoes, mozzarella (I get the little balls at Whole Foods–seriously lazy), a pinch of salt and a whole lot of pepper, basil (nothing fancy here, I just use my fingers to rip the leaves), a splash of EVOO, and some balsamic syrup my mom got us in Italy (you can just use balsamic vinegar). Toss it all together and you have a 2 minute dinner!