Salad Caprese

caprese salad on plate
A classic Italian salad "in the style of Capri". The Caprese salad is a simple combination of fresh ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh bufala mozzarella, and extra virgin olive oil.
Recipe By: Gourmesleuth
  • Prep5 min |
  • Total5 min |
  • Serves 2

Ingredients

Instructions

The quality of this salad is dependent upon the freshest of ingredients. For best results use home-grown tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese (not the harder, grating cheese). This is a good time to bring out your best extra virgin olive oil.

Slice the tomatoes into 1/4" thick slices and arrange on a plate or platter. Top each slice with a thin slice of the fresh cheese. You can tuck a leaf of basil under each piece of cheese or arrange it alongside the tomatoes.

Drizzle olive oil over the top then sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper.

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