Last Friday, I pulled the first tomato from our Crnkovich Yugoslavian plant. Rareseeds.com describes the tomato as ‘A really productive, big, pink tomato from former Yugoslavia. This variety was brought to the USA by Yasha Crnkovic. Gardeners rave about its rich-tasting fruit that can grow over 1 lb. This variety can produce all summer and well into the fall, being quite vigorous. The fruit are fairly smooth and very attractive for such a large tomato.’ It is the larger of the 3 in the picture on the right. The other two are some cherry tomatoes that I picked as well.
In order to make Caprese salad with tomatoes from the garden, you will need some fresh mozzarella slices (buy at grocery store), tomatoes from the garden (or the store if you don’t garden), basil from the garden (or store), balsamic vinegar, and some salt and pepper.
I didn’t take any pictures cutting the cheese or tomatoes, just the final product. I lay a slice of tomato down on a plate, place a basil leaf on it and place a slice of mozzarella on top. Then I drizzle balsamic vinegar over everything and add some salt and pepper if needed. Here is a picture of the finished product below. Please leave a comment if you have a different recipe for making Caprese.