Caprese Salad at Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana

It would be difficult to find something more refreshing and simple than this dish. Settebello uses ripe tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, topping them off with fresh basil from a hydroponic farm in Pahrump and extra virgin olive oil from Umbria, Italy. $7.50, in The District at Green Valley Ranch, 140 S. Green Valley Parkway, 222-3556.

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