Caprese Salad is a simple, elegant Italian dish that celebrates the flavors of fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese. It’s a classic summer salad that’s perfect as a starter, side dish, or light meal.


  • 3-4 large ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze, for drizzling (optional)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Arrange the sliced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese on a platter or individual plates, alternating and overlapping them.
  2. Tuck fresh basil leaves between the slices of tomato and mozzarella.
  3. Drizzle the salad with extra-virgin olive oil. If desired, add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze for a sweet and tangy flavor.
  4. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  5. Serve the Caprese Salad immediately, preferably at room temperature to best enjoy the flavors.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 250-300
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Protein: 18g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • No cooking required


  • Serves: 4

Caprese Salad is a wonderfully fresh and flavorful dish that’s incredibly easy to prepare. The combination of juicy tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fragrant basil, all brought together with a drizzle of olive oil, creates a perfect harmony of flavors and textures. Enjoy this classic Italian salad as a refreshing addition to any meal!

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