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4.34 from 3 votes

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad is guaranteed to become a favorite in your home. 10 minutes is all you need to make this gorgeous layered salad made of soft mozzarella, sweet basil, and juicy tomatoes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 292kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 medium tomatoes ripe, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 lb fresh mozzarella sliced 1/4 inch rounds
  • 20 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 tsp flaky sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp balsamic glaze

Instructions

  • Arrange salad by layer layering slices of tomatoes alternating them with mozzarella slices and basil leaves, on a large, shallow platter.
  • Drizzle the salad with olive oil, balsamic glaze and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Notes

  1. Leftovers: This recipe is definitely best enjoyed fresh, but you can still eat it the next day if there are some leftovers. I wouldn't keep it any longer than that, as the tomatoes and basil will begin to become soggy.
  2. Make ahead: If you want to make this salad ahead of time, simply slice the tomatoes and cheese. Assemble the salad right before serving. It is so easy to throw together! Sometimes I will slice up a tomato, a few slices of cheese, and just have a single-serving salad with my dinner or lunch.

Nutrition

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 575mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1264IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 392mg | Iron: 1mg