Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad
Staff Writer
Caprese Salad

Holly Clegg

Caprese Salad

This classic Italian salad is a must-have when tomatoes are at their best. Just a touch of olive oil and balsamic vinegar along with sweet, peppery basil highlights their natural flavor. And make sure to use the best mozzarella you can find. With ripe, juicy tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil, this salad rocks!

4
Servings
228
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  sliced tomatoes or Roma tomatoes
  • 3  Ounces  fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced thinly
  • 3  Tablespoons  coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1  Tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1  Tablespoon  balsamic vinegar

Directions

In a shallow bowl or plate, layer or arrange the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Coat with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
25g
19%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
93µg
13%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
53µg
59%
Calcium, Ca
189mg
19%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
81µg
20%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
27mg
8%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
165mg
24%
Selenium, Se
15µg
27%
Sodium, Na
494mg
33%
Water
93g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Caprese Salad Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Caprese Salad Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.