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
202
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
7g
10%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
28g
22%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
42µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
51µg
57%
Calcium, Ca
77mg
8%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
89µg
22%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
25mg
8%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
80mg
11%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
444mg
30%
Water
96g
4%
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.