It’s good, but not the same….as the one you could make in the middle of summer with your own arugula, basil and tomatoes. You know, the kind of tomatoes that are still warm from the sun? And basil that perfumes the whole house when you crush it?
I had all the ingredients for a classic caprese salad. Toss the arugula with some lemon juice and olive oil, add tomato, a soft pillow of mozzarella or burrata ( pictured) and a “paste” of basil and olive oil.
I don’t know about you, but I’m jonesing for July!