Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Updated 8/19/21

Caprese Salad
Caprese Salad

"Fresh mozzarella, juicy tomatoes, and basil leaves drizzled with a balsamic-olive oil dressing. Caprese salad is an ultra refreshing Italian summer salad made with ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and flavorful basil that adds a touch of sweetness to the dish. What’s more appetizing than a fresh caprese salad in the hot summer months when the tomatoes are at their ripest? This colorful dish originates from Italy and gets its name from the island of Capri. It’s jam-packed with vitamins and minerals for a delightfully nutrient-dense salad featuring mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. "

Serves6

Preparation Time15 min

Cooking Vessel Sizeserving platter

Ingredients

  • 4 large Tomatoes
  • 16 ounces Fresh Mozzarella
  • Basil Leaves
  • 1 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Coarse Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  1. Slice tomatoes and mozzarella into 1⁄4" slices. Overlap tomato and mozzarella slices on a platter, rotating between the two to form a beautiful pattern.

  2. Sprinkle basil leaves over the platter of tomatoes and cheese (you can also chiffonade the basil and sprinkle it over the top).

  3. Visit https://amandascookin.com/caprese-salad/ for full printable recipe

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