Fresh and Aromatic Caprese Salad – Quick & Satisfying!

Caprese Salad, or Insalata Caprese, became a popular dish in the Campania region during the 1950’s. It quickly spread throughout the rest of the country (and the world) due to its simple and fresh aromatic ingredients. Serve it as an appetizer, a mid-course salad, or whip it up for a quick yet satisfying snack!

Caprese Salad

Servings: 4 people
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 3 ripened tomatoes
  • 16 oz mozzarella
  • 1 bunch fresh basil (about 20 leaves)
  • extra virgin olive oil (for drizzling)
  • salt and pepper


  • Gently wipe down the basil leaves with a damp cloth.
  • Wash the tomatoes then slice into ¼ inch thick pieces.
  • Slice the mozzarella into ¼ inch thick pieces as well.
  • Layer the ingredients on a plate, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle some salt and pepper on top and enjoy!
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4 thoughts on “Caprese Salad”

  1. 5 stars
    The epitome of simple Italian elegance on a plate. Those ripe tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fragrant basil, lightly dressed with olive oil, are a combo made in heaven!

  2. 4 stars
    Just made this Caprese Salad for lunch. quality of the ingredients make a world of difference. tasty!

  3. Brenda Alexander

    5 stars
    Hands down, best Caprese Salad recipe I’ve tried. The olive oil drizzle really elevates the flavors perfect for a summer get-together! Get that bougie olive oil though.

  4. Cecilia Washi

    4 stars
    Loving this Caprese Salad! It’s super easy to make but satisfying. That fresh basil smell always makes me thing of summer 🙂

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