Insalata Caprese (Tomato-Mozzarella Salad)

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A caprese salad is so easy to make and always delicious. The caprese ingredients are also delicious as a sandwich tucked into rustic bread or as a topping for pizza.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 large, ripe red tomatoes
  • 2 balls (4 oz. each) fresh mozzarella
  • 1 cup whole basil leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. high quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp. coarse salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Slice each tomato into 4 thick slices, discarding the polar ends. Cut each mozzarella into 6 even slices. Shingle alternating tomato and mozzarella slices onto 4 plates, starting and ending with tomato slices.
  • Garnish with basil leaves and drizzle olive oil over all. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 large, ripe red tomatoes
  • 2 balls (4 oz. each) fresh mozzarella
  • 1 cup whole basil leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. high quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp. coarse salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Slice each tomato into 4 thick slices, discarding the polar ends. Cut each mozzarella into 6 even slices. Shingle alternating tomato and mozzarella slices onto 4 plates, starting and ending with tomato slices.
  • Garnish with basil leaves and drizzle olive oil over all. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories240
Total Fat17g
Saturated Fat7g
Cholesterol40mg
Sodium460mg
Total Carbohydrate10g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars5g
Protein12g