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Caprese Salad Recipe

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A Taste of Italy’s Freshness

Indulge in the simplicity and vibrant flavors of Caprese Salad. This classic Italian dish combines the finest ingredients – ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, aromatic basil leaves, and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and Balsamic Vinegar.

Each bite is a burst of Mediterranean sunshine, offering a delightful harmony of textures and tastes. Whether as an appetizer, a light meal, or a side dish, Caprese Salad celebrates the essence of Italian cuisine with its elegance and freshness.

Enjoy the taste of summer year-round with this timeless and healthy salad.

Caprese Salad

A classic Italian masterpiece featuring fresh tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, aromatic basil leaves, and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil. Simple, vibrant, and bursting with flavor, it's a taste of the Mediterranean sunshine on your plate.
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 pieces Ripe, large tomatoes sliced
  • 8 oz 225 grams Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Wash the tomatoes and slice them into 1/4-inch thick rounds.
  • Slice the fresh mozzarella cheese into 1/4-inch thick rounds as well.
  • On a serving platter, arrange the tomato and mozzarella slices, alternating them to create a visually pleasing pattern.
  • Tuck fresh basil leaves between the tomato and mozzarella slices. You can use whole leaves or chiffonade them by stacking the leaves, rolling them up, and slicing thinly.
  • Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil generously over the tomato and mozzarella slices. You can also add a few drops of balsamic vinegar for extra flavor, but it's optional.
  • Season the salad with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Remember, the cheese and the optional balsamic vinegar can also add some saltiness, so taste before adding too much salt.
  • Serve your Caprese Salad immediately as a refreshing appetizer or side dish. It's best enjoyed fresh when the flavors are at their peak.
    Buon appetite!
Keyword mozzarella, tomato


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