Mozzarella and Tomato Salad in white bowl
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5 from 1 vote

Caprese Salad

Insalta Caprese, or Tomato and Mozzarella Salad is a simple summer salad made with vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzaella and basil.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 4 large vine-ripened or heirloom tomatoes sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • 15-20 basil leaves sliced into ribbons
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher/sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic reduction optional


  • Generously sprinkle sliced tomatoes with salt.
  • Arrange tomatoes and mozzarella on platter in alternating and overlapping pattern.
  • Either tuck whole leaves of basil in between layers of tomatoes or sprinkle salad with the ribbons of basil.
  • Drizzle the salad evenly with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Sprinkle with small pinch of salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
  • Drizzle with balsamic glaze if using.
  • Serve immediately or within one hour of preparation.


  • Beefsteak, vine-ripened, or heirloom tomatoes are all great for this Tomato and Mozzarella Salad. 


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1840IU | Vitamin C: 23.4mg | Calcium: 305mg | Iron: 0.8mg