Caprese salad, made by layering slices of fresh tomato with...

Caprese salad, made by layering slices of fresh tomato with mozzerella. Credit: Jessica Damiano

Caprese salad is delicious anytime, but when it's made with fresh, homegrown tomatoes, it rises to a whole 'nother level!

Serve it as an appetizer or side dish, and you likely won't bother eating the main course. And the best part is it's so easy.

Just cut a block of mozzarella cheese into quarter-inch-thick slices and top with thick slices of red-ripe tomatoes from the garden. Tuck a few basil leaves between the cheese and tomato.

If you're using homegrown tomatoes, you won't even need any salt, pepper or oil. It's that good.

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