Tomato Mozzarella Salad AKA Insalata Caprese

Fran Miller


This simple dish should come under the heading that "simple and fresh are best." If you can't get to Campania in Italy, close your eyes and pretend you are there, relaxing after visiting the Blue Grotto in Capri, while eating this tasty, easy salad.

Authentic Insalata Caprese uses the fresh basil leaves & extra-virgin olive oil. Around the Chesapeake Bay area, you're more likely to find the Italian spices & balsamic vinegar. Both are delicious so enjoy researching which version you & your family love most. =^..^=


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  • Some
    fresh tomato slices
  • Some
    mozzarella cheese slices
  • Some
    raw onion rings
  • Some
    fresh basil leaves, optional
  • Some
    italian spices (bottled or fresh), optional
  • Some
    good balsamic vinegar, optional
  • Some
    good extra-virgin olive oil, optional

How to Make Tomato Mozzarella Salad AKA Insalata Caprese


  1. Arrange tomato slices, cheese slices, and onion slices on a platter. Sprinkle with fresh basil leaves or Italian spices. Splash with extra-virgin olive oil or balsamic vinegar. Buon appetito!

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About Tomato Mozzarella Salad AKA Insalata Caprese

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

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