Caprese Salad

Staff Writer
Caprese Salad
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
116
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
14%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Cholesterol
19mg
6%
Protein
5g
11%
Carbs
4g
1%
Vitamin A
79µg
9%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
2.6%
Vitamin C
11mg
18%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
4.8%
Vitamin K
17µg
22%
Calcium
136mg
14%
Fiber
1g
4%
Folate (food)
14µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
14µg
4%
Iron
0.4mg
2.1%
Magnesium
15mg
4%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.5mg
2.4%
Phosphorus
108mg
15%
Polyunsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Potassium
207mg
6%
Sodium
245mg
10%
Zinc
0.7mg
4.5%