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Simple Caprese Salad

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This Easy Caprese Salad recipe is so easy it is almost too easy to call a recipe! 

This time of year I especially love all the fresh produce and this is the perfect salad to serve this season. It’s made with fresh basil, fresh tomatoes,  some spices, and mozzarella cheese!

I ordered Insalate Caprese a few times when we were in Italy last year and have made it many times since then. It just sounds so pretty in Italian doesn’t it?

Every time I enjoy this salad, it takes me back to the beautiful hills of Italy.


With the rich ripe tomatoes, fresh aromatic basil and creamy mozzarella cheese, it makes for a wonderfully refreshing salad.

I have to admit while I love salads year round, they are especially when it comes to summertime! In order to eat the slow churned ice cream and other cool summer desserts, I have to balance my diet a bit.

What I also love about this easy caprese recipe is that it is only about 4 Weight Watcher points (if you go with regular mozzarella, it is even less if you use part skim)!

This salad is so tasty, fresh and filling and is only a couple of WW points!

The salad originated on the island of Capri and has the colors of the Italian flag! This tasty tomato, basil and mozzarella salad makes a nice appetizer and is a great side addition to sandwiches as well.

The tomatoes should be deep in color and fresh basil and mozzarella cheese is a must for any caprese salad recipe. It can be dressed up with a little balsamic vinaigrette as well, but I like it simple with a little olive oil and basic seasonings.

I just wish I had a fresh basil plant in my garden.

Easy Caprese-salad recipe

I do have it on my bucket list to plant this year. Until then I will buy fresh basil in the store. 

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Easy Caprese Salad

For more great salad recipes, check out these from our island:

Easy Chopped Salad Recipe – This Italian inspired recipe makes for a wonderful lunch or light dinner in itself.

Mango Arugula Salad Recipe – Argula makes a nice change up in a green salad. The addition of fresh mango makes this a delightful, colorful salad.

Easy Mediterranean Salad – Another perfectly colorful salad that brightens any table.

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Easy Caprese Salad Recipe

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Caprese Salad

Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 3 ripe tomatoes sliced about 1/4"
  • 6 oz. Mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 24 basil leaves washed
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper


  • On plate layer basil leaves, and alternating tomato and mozzarella slices.
  • Drizzle with olive oil
  • Season with oregano, salt and pepper and serve.

More Easy Tomato Salad Recipes

Cherry Tomato Salad Recipe – Cherry tomatoes a the star of this easy and tasty salad. 

Tomato Corn and Zucchini Salad – A colorful and flavorful salad that is perfect for summer. 

Easy Mediterranean Salad – Another perfectly colorful salad that brightens any table.

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The salad tastes wonderful too! Perfect for packing on the go for picnics and outings.

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The simplest salad you will ever make. This easy carprese salad combines fresh basil leaves, mozzarella and tomatoes. This salad looks beautiful too!


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Wednesday 29th of June 2016

That salad looks so beautiful and so easy!


Wednesday 29th of June 2016

Thank you Ashley! It's one of my favorite summer salads!


Wednesday 29th of June 2016

What's funny is that I don't like tomatoes, yet I love fresh mozzarella SO MUCH that caprese salad is my favorite. I wonder if I should ever find an alternative. Either way, so fresh and yes, pretty to order in Italian.