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caprese salad on a serving platter

Caprese Salad

This Tomato Caprese Salad recipe is a simple classic summer salad made with very few fresh ingredients. I share my tips for the best preservation and flavor
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad


  • 3 ripe tomatoes sliced ¼-inch thickness
  • 12 ounces fresh mozzarella sliced ¼-inch thickness
  • One bunch fresh basil leaves
  • Coarse salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling


  • Arrange the tomatoes and mozzarella slices on a large serving platter, alternating between them. Tuck the basil leaves between the tomato and mozzarella slices, and sprinkle more on top.
  • Season the tomatoes and mozzarella slices with salt and black pepper to taste and then drizzle with extra virgin olive oil on top.
  • Enjoy immediately.


Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. It's best to consume it within 24 hours but it will keep well for up to 3 days.
Nutritional: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use. This calculation was made using the tomatoes, mozzarella and 2 tablespoons total olive oil


Serving: 1g | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 359mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 896IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 292mg | Iron: 1mg