Bacon Caprese Salad

Bacon Caprese Salad

Bacon Caprese Salad

Ingredients

  • 6 large ripe tomatoes cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 16 leaves basil
  • 8 slices of cooked Smithfield Hometown Original Bacon cooked and cut in half crosswise
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 4 cups of arugula leaves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place the arugula onto a platter. Place rows of tomato slices on the platter. Tuck slices of cheese, bacon, avocado and basil leaves in between the tomato slices.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil; season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the tomato mixture and serve immediately.

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