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Caprese Salad

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15 mins
Prep: 10 mins | | Servings: 4 servings


Enjoy the vibrant flavors of Italy with our refreshing Caprese Salad recipe. This classic dish showcases the simplicity of fresh ingredients, combining ripe tomatoes, creamy mozzarella cheese, and aromatic basil leaves. Drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and a balsamic glaze, this salad bursts with flavors that will transport you to the sun-drenched landscapes of the Mediterranean. Whether served as an appetizer, a light lunch, or a side dish, our Caprese Salad is a celebration of summer’s bounty. Experience the harmony of flavors and the elegance of simplicity with this timeless Italian favorite.


  • 4 large ripe tomatoes
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Balsamic glaze, for drizzling
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Slice the tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese into approximately 1/4-inch thick rounds.
  2. Arrange the tomato and mozzarella slices on a serving platter, alternating between them.
  3. Tuck fresh basil leaves between the tomato and mozzarella slices, distributing them evenly across the platter.
  4. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the salad, ensuring each slice is lightly coated.
  5. Season the salad with salt and black pepper to taste.
  6. Finish the Caprese Salad by drizzling a generous amount of balsamic glaze over the top, creating a beautiful pattern.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy the vibrant flavors of this refreshing salad.

Immerse yourself in the taste of Italy with our vibrant Caprese Salad. This delightful combination of fresh tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fragrant basil is a feast for the senses. Each bite transports you to the sun-soaked landscapes of the Mediterranean, where simple ingredients shine. The harmony of flavors is enhanced by a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a balsamic glaze, adding a touch of elegance to this classic dish. Whether as an appetizer, a light lunch, or a side dish, our Caprese Salad captures the essence of summer and invites you to savor the beauty of simplicity. Elevate your culinary experience with this timeless Italian favorite.

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