Tomato and mozzarella Caprese salad
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Tomato and mozzarella caprese salad

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This caprese salad is made with fresh vine tomatoes and mozzarella cheese, ground peppercorn, salt and dressed with extra virgin olive oil.

I was just making garlic butter chicken for dinner, and while it was in the oven I contemplated on a worthy salad for the side. I didn’t fancy a leafy salad, so I thought tomato and mozzarella caprese salad will be a quick fix. Fresh basil leaves and vine tomatoes are available in abundance in the summer, so I always buy more than needed in case I need it. The salad is an Italian classic and it only needs ground peppercorn, salt and olive oil dressing.

The taste of the vine tomatoes is complemented by the mozzarella perfectly; together, with the basil, your taste buds will burst with flavour. This salad can transport you to Italy with one bite, its refreshing and wholesome flavours will reinvigorate you on hot summer days.

Ingredients                                      

Tomato Caprese salad Ingredients

4 ripe vine tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves, extra virgin olive oil, ½ teaspoon of grounded peppercorn and a pinch of salt. It is better not to complicate this salad, but if you decide to add your own twist, you can add avocado, cucumber or even pasta.

How to make tomato and mozzarella caprese salad

This salad is quite easy to make, all it needs is a little bit of slicing and dressing. I always make mine when the main meal is nearly ready to keep it fresh.

  1. Cut the vine tomatoes and mozzarella cheese into round slices on a chopping board.
  2. Place the tomato and mozzarella slices on each other alternating between the two. Leave a little gap on each for the fresh basil.
  3. Tuck a leaf of fresh basil between, and maybe some on top.
  4. Season the tomato and mozzarella with salt and peppercorn and drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on top.

Tomato and mozzarella caprese salad

5.0 from 3 votes
Recipe by Oluwaseyi O’shea Course: SidesCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

0

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

222

kcal
Total time

10

minutes

Tomato and mozzarella salad is quite easy to make, all it needs is a little bit of slicing and dressing. I made mine just about 10mins before the main meal was ready to keep it fresh.

Ingredients

  • 4 Vine tomatoes

  • 250 grams Mozzarella cheese

  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves

  • 2 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon Ground peppercorn

  • Pinch of salt

Directions

  • Cut the vine tomatoes and mozzarella cheese into round slices on a chopping board.
  • Place the tomato and mozzarella slices on each other alternating between the two. Leave a little gap on each for the fresh basil.
  • Tuck a leaf of fresh basil between, and maybe some on top.
  • Season the tomato and mozzarella with salt and peppercorn and drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on top.

Notes

  • Serve the salad fresh with grilled chicken, steak or have as an appetizer.
  • PS: Nutrition information is estimated using an online nutrition calculator and based on ingredients used.

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Utensils and tools

Chopping board and knife (You can buy any of the items on Amazon by clicking the link. This opens a new tab on your browser so you will still remain on this page).

Frequently asked questions

What can you serve tomato and mozzarella caprese salad with?

You can have caprese salad as a side or appetizer, but you can also serve tomato and mozzarella caprese salad with any type of grilled chicken or steak.

Should you make tomato and mozzarella caprese salad ahead?

It is very easy to make in just about 5-7mins so I would advise making it fresh. If you’re making it ahead, cover with tin foil and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

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