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Insalata Caprese

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A classic Italian salad with cheese, tomato and basil.
Insalata Caprese

Insalata Caprese (classic Mozzarella Tomato Salad or simply Caprese Salad) is a simple fresh salad made with 3 ingredients – mozzarella cheese, tomato and basil.

A signature dish from the southern part of Italy and a staple of Italian cuisine, this is a versatile dish and takes very less time. So it is perfect for a quick bite on any busy day.

Insalata Caprese

Insalata Caprese
5 from 2 votes

Insalata Caprese

A classic Italian salad with cheese, tomato and basil.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: Italian


  • 250 g Mozzarella Cheese
  • 500 g Tomatoes
  • handful Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 2 tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • as per taste Salt
  • as per taste Black Pepper Powder


  • Slice the tomatoes into 1/4 inch rounds
  • Slice the mozzarella into 1/4 inch rounds (just like the tomatoes).
  • Arrange the tomato slices on a large serving plate.
  • Place the mozzarella slices on top of the tomato and top it up with a basil leaf.
  • Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper powder.
  • Serve.


If you find Bocconcini, you can use them as well. Bocconcini are Italian cheese balls made with a fresh variation of mozzarella. If you are using Bocconcini, then use a toothpick to hold the cheese, tomato and basil leaf.


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