This polenta caprese is a little spin on my favourite caprese salad with all the fresh while keeping that deliciously fresh taste you still expect to have.
It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Italian food & this dish captures everything I love about how delicious & fresh the food is. There are so many delicious choices: spinach & ricotta cannelloni, peperonata, and bruschetta are in my top ten. But I can’t go past the combination of buffalo mozzarella, with delicious ripe tomatoes, especially when paired with fresh basil. I love a dish like this where they can really pop. Polenta caprese comes together in less than 30 minutes and is the perfect summer meal.
When Bec and I were in Positano, we had caprese salad just about every day. We stayed at the Punta Regina, and it had an incredible daily breakfast included in our stay, and we explored all the little deli’s in the area and would bring back the fresh produce and literally live on antipasto or caprese salad.
All while enjoying a nice glass of Chianti on our balcony over looking the bay. We never got sick of it! We were living our a dream, enjoying delicious food in perfect weather with the most stunning views. Caprese salad is so simple, but it’s perfect in its simplicity.
The combination of mozzarella and the polenta, it’s the perfect summer dinner! There is a little bit of prepping for this but don’t let this stop you from giving it a go. The secret is to just take your time & enjoy the cook. This is why I’m suggesting to try this on the weekend so you can prep your polenta so that your enjoy the cook all the while having a few cheeky wines in the process.