• Servings 4
  • Prep 10 min
  • Cuisine
  • Skill Level

Italian Caprese Salad


  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1/4 lb fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4 inch slices.
  • 8-10 large basil leaves
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
This is a classic Italian salad of ripe tomatoes, mozzarella, basil leaves and olive oil. Simple but delicious.

  • Cut each tomato into 4 even slices.
  • Place 2 tomato slices side by side on each of 4 salad plates.
  • cut cheese slice into quarters that are more or less triangular.
  • Put a triangle of cheese on each tomato slice.
  • Top with basil leaves, then drizzle with olive oil and¬†sprinkle¬†lightly with vinegar.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve.

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