Caprese Salad or Insalata Caprese is a simple salad of fresh mozzarella and tomatoes topped with basil and a splash of balsamic. A perfect end of summer appetizer or side dish, especially when tomatoes are at their peak.

Caprese Salad

Italian caprese salad is a summer classic! Make it extra special with heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, and fresh mozzarella. This is the BEST way to enjoy summer
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Antipasto Salad, caprese salad, Insalata Caprese
Servings: 8
Calories: 100kcal


  • 1 Large Tomato, sliced into 8 slices
  • 8 oz. Fresh mozzarella, sliced into 8 slices
  • 5-6 Basil leaves, sliced
  • 2 tsp. Olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp. Balsamic vinegar
  • salt and fresh pepper


  • Place sliced mozzarella on a large plate or platter.
  • Top with tomato, olive oil, balsamic, basil, salt and pepper.


Serving: 1 oz cheese, 1 slice tomato, Calories: 100kcal

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories100
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 7.5g 12%
    • Saturated Fat 4g 20%
  • Cholesterol 22.5mg 8%
  • Sodium 180mg 8%
  • Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
    • Sugars 0.5g
  • Protein 6.5g 13%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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