This light, fresh salad is made with fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil. It is the perfect quick and easy accompaniment to any summer meal.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toss together the mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, basil, and olive oil in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

189 calories; protein 14.4g 29% DV; carbohydrates 4.9g 2% DV; fat 12.6g 20% DV; cholesterol 36.3mg 12% DV; sodium 357.5mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2012
I made this for lunch today. Heaven in a bowl. NOTE: Honestly, I ate half as is and half with a small amount of quality balsamic drizzled over the top. Even more delicious. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2012
I made this for lunch today. Heaven in a bowl. NOTE: Honestly, I ate half as is and half with a small amount of quality balsamic drizzled over the top. Even more delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2012
Lovely! I made these into little kabobs. Placed on a plate drizzled a bit of olive oil & balsamic vinegar & then sprinkled the basil on top. Everyone loved them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2012
Love Caprese! I served this salad in a small dessert dish with shredded romaine on the bottom and the Caprese Salad on top. A splash of white balsamic would be great with this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2014
I make Caprese all the time. I chop the tomatoes and the mozzarella and tear the basil so it's easier to have a forkful with all 3 ingredients. It is also MUCH better with a balsamic vinaigrette instead of just olive oil. I make this with olive oil from Frances Mays' estate and a wonderful quality balsamic from the vinegar store. There isn't anything better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2013
This salad rocks. We made it for Christmas dinner and even people who thought they wouldn't like a "basil" salad loved it! Defiantly a five star salad and I encourage anyone who has never tried a caprese salad to try it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2015
Classic can't go wrong here. We made ours to look like Easter eggs in baskets.:-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2014
Followed the recipe and added fresh avocado chunks. yum! My kids and hubby liked it. :) Now that I think about it, some black olives would have been good too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2015
I love all things Caprese! This is plain simple and delicious! I usually arrange the items on a plate but it was great in a bowl! Added a few drops of balsamic vinegar but I think it's fresher and better without it sometimes. Thanks Summer Rose! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2019
I tried to post a review yesterday with my photo but only the photo went up. So here we go a second time. This is a delicious classic recipe that doesn t need any changes but using what I had from my garden I did make a couple. I used yellow sunburst cherry tomatoes and a blend of red/green Italian basil with a good fresh mozzarella. Right before serving I added a drizzle of good balsamic vinegar over each serving. Great as a salad side to a nice steak or chicken and for a wholesome lunch the next day. It holds up well if you just use the oil. Read More
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