This Easy Caprese Salad recipe is so easy it is ridiculous! 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?
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.
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?