Italian Traditional Caprese Salad


Let’s take a moment to celebrate the beauty of a timeless classic. The Italian Caprese salad, with its fundamental trio of tomato, mozzarella, and basil, isn’t just a salad, it’s a melody of flavors. A quick salad dish, bursting with taste, and a delightful addition to anyone’s culinary repertoire.

Traditionally crafted with Italian Umberto or Fiascone tomatoes, this salad thrives on ripe, little green succulent tomatoes paired with fresh, luscious mozzarella, and a generous sprinkle of basil. While the recipe sticks to its roots, don’t shy away from using different tomato varieties to add a twist of color and flavor… red, white and green just like the italian flag! ;D

Italian Traditional Caprese Salad

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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Tomato Mozzarella Basil Caprese Salad, A Fresh Italian Classic


  • Tomato – 2
  • Mozzarella – 125gr
  • Basil – To Taste
  • Balsamic Vinegar – A Drizzle
  • Olive Oil – A Drizzle
  • Pepper – A Pinch
  • Salt – A Pinch


  1. Wash and cut the tomatoes into slices, as thick or thin as you prefer. Slice the mozzarella and pluck some basil leaves.
  2. Arrange these ingredients in a bowl or stack them alternatively, like so tomato, mozzarella, and basil, to create the traditional look.
  3. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and add a sprinkle of salt and pepper to season the salad. Enjoy!
Notes: Try buffalo mozzarella or substitute with cow’s milk mozzarella, but ensure it’s fresh. For an added twist, consider using multi-colored cherry tomatoes to brighten up your plate.

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Per Serving: 457 calories; 31 g fat; 13 g carbohydrates; 34 g protein.

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