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 mozzerella 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)!
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.
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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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.
Easy Caprese Salad Recipe
- 3 ripe tomatoes sliced about 1/4"
- 6 oz. Mozzarella cheese sliced
- 24 basil leaves washed
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- olive oil
- On plate layer basil leaves, and alternating tomato and mozzarella slices.
- Drizzle with olive oil
- Season with oregano, salt and pepper and serve.
The salad tastes wonderful too! Perfect for packing on the go for picnics and outings.
Have you had a caprese salad before?