When you learn the Italian language, practicing with recipes is so fun!

A way to learn the Italian language enjoying it is using it for things we love.

And I reckon we all love Italian food!

Italian food is delicious, healthy and most of the time very simple to make.

Also, using the language for a practical purpose is motivating and enjoyable.

Nothing better than that!

A recipe you must have tried many times while on holiday in Italy is a typical Italian starter: the caprese.

Let’s start with the ingredients!

For four people:

500g di mozzarella di bufala –> buffalo mozzarella

400g di pomodori tondi –> round tomatoes

1 fascetto di basilico –> a little bunch of basil

sale –> salt

origano –> oregano

olio extra vergine di oliva –> extra virgin olive oil

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And now we can make a lovely caprese!

Lavate i pomodori e affettateli a fette di un centimetro.

Wash the tomatoes and cut them in slices 1 centimetre thick.

Affettate le mozzarelle sempre a fette di un centimetro.

Cut the mozzarelle in slices 1 centimetre thick as well.

Lavate il basilico.

Wash the basil.

Sistemate le fette di pomodoro su un piatto di portata alternando le fette di pomodoro alle fette di mozzarella.

Put the tomato slices on a serving dish alternating the tomato slices with the mozzarella slices.

Sistemate una foglia di basilico su ogni fetta di mozzarella.

Put a basil leave on each mozzarella slice.

Condite con sale, origano e olio extravergine di oliva.

Dress with salt, oregano and extra virgin olive oil.

Easy, isn’t it?

You can make it as a starter, but if you increase the quantity of ingredients it can also be an amazing main.

Especially in summer when the heat is considerable, a caprese is a perfect lunch either at work or on the beach.

Try it and let us know!

If you are an Italian food lover, have a look at more nice articles about it from our blog.