Marinated Grilled Tomatoes with Fresh Mozzarella
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted to develop a slight twist on the classic Caprese salad using grilled tomatoes, which have char and smoky depth. Cooking halved tomatoes over high heat ensured that they browned and charred quickly without softening too much. Soft, creamy mozzarella helped balance the tomatoes' acidity. Basil added sweet freshness, while red pepper flakes lent a touch of heat. Letting the ingredients steep in a blend of red wine vinegar and olive oil for at least an hour ensured that their flavors melded to create a bright, savory accompaniment or topping.