Caprese Salad

Cathie Valentine


A wonderful addition to an Italian meal or any meal for that matter. Also will make a nice light lunch.

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2 or more


10 Min


No-Cook or Other


1-2 large
ripe tomatoes
1 bunch
fresh basil
2-3 clove
fresh garlic
1/2 lb
buffalo mozzarella or other mozzarella cheese
balsamic vinegar
olive oil, extra virgin

Directions Step-By-Step

Slice tomatoes (not too thin). Next slice same amount of cheese as the amount of tomatoes you sliced. Make the slices of cheese the same thickness as tomatoes. Tear the basil leaves into little pieces. Chop garlic into small pieces (or use a garlic press).
Layer a slice of tomato then cheese on a platter. Continue to layer the tomatoes and cheese until none are left. Sprinkle the torn basil and chopped garlic over the tomatoes and cheese.
Drizzle with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Let sit a few minutes then serve.
Note-I like to finely chop my garlic on this salad to give a little more crunch rather than use the garlic press.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy