Caprese Salad

A delicious, fresh Mediterranean-style salad, perfect with the tomatoes and fresh basil from your garden!

One of the true delights of summer! Caprese salad combines all your favorite fresh flavors and textures: plump, ripe garden tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil. Serve it as a meal, an appetizer, or with a grilled steak dinner.

The word Caprese in Italian references “from Capri,” an island in Italy.

Insalata Caprese (Caprese Salad)

Caprese salad - Pesto

Insalata Caprese (Caprese Salad)

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 4 large, ripe tomatoes
  • 1 large fresh mozzarella (4-5 oz.), drained
  • 12 leaves fresh basil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and fresh cracked black pepper


  • Cut the tomatoes into flat, 1/4” thick slices and place them in a large plate. Cut the mozzarella into approximately eight slices and lay them over the tomatoes. Cut the basil leaves into thin strips and sprinkle them over the salad.
    Drizzle the ingredients with olive oil, vinegar, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Allow the salad stand for 10 or 15 minutes before serving. Serves 4.
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Deborah Tukua

I have gone wild preparing and enjoying an extravaganza of fresh tomato recipes this summer – almost enough to write a tomato cookbook, but not quite. In other words, fresh picked tomatoes are awesome.

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