Caprese Salad (Mozzarella, Basil, Tomato)

Caprese Salad (Mozzarella, Basil, Tomato)

28 reviews, 4.3 star(s). 86% would make again

Ready in 20 minutes

How to make caprese salad - it's a light, delicious summer salad. Some feel that balsamic vinegar should be left off -- it's a personal preference, and I'm happy with this salad either way. Be sure to use the freshest possible buffalo mozzarella, basil and tomatoes.


4 large Tomatoes; hot house, fresh, juicy
4 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
1 package Fresh mozzarella cheese; packed in water
16 leaves Basil; sliced
Salt and pepper

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



Slice tomatoes about one quarter inch thick and arrange on a plate.

Slice thin discs of mozzarella cheese and place on each tomato. Top with a sprig of basil.

Mix olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Pour over tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve


Very attractive, simple, quick and elegant first course on a hot spring or summer day.

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This was so fresh tasting with wonderful company, my daughter!



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Personally, I prefer making it this way

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Great light salad. I included balsamic vinegar and loved it. Quality mozzarella is a must!
Rgfoley 2y ago

Easy and delicious. Very pretty for presentation too. Thanks for sharing!
Cjacalifornia 2y ago

It may hit others' taste buds but I didn't care for it. The fresh basil was too overpowering for me.
jokoboco 2y ago

susan293 2y ago

matolili 3y ago

Made this with dried basil rather than basil leaves. It was okay, I need to try next time with better ingredients.
Ajstallones 3y ago

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