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Easy Caprese Salad Recipe

Make an easy Caprese salad with these simple Caprese salad ingredients.  And adding balsamic pearls make this the best Caprese salad recipe version of this classic salad. 


Easy Caprese Salad,

This recipe is a very simple little salad that will make any dinner a little more special.  And we are a lover of basil here on the ranch so any excuse we can use to have a little basil works for us.   It’s super easy since there are only three Caprese salad ingredients other than the seasonings.  


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 Caprese Salad with Balsamic Pearls


A delicious twist to this classic salad is topping it with Balsamic Pearls.  These Balsamic Pearls are created from 8-month aged balsamic vinegar.   These Balsamic Pearls go through a special process to be transformed into small jelly balls with a thin outer layer and a juicy core. In this way, vinegar returns to its initial shape; to grapes’ rounded shape, that bursts in your mouth releasing its unique flavor.   And Balsamic Pearls upgrades a caprese salad with a unique flavor and colorful beauty. 


easy caprese salad recipe


With all the fresh vegetables coming out of the garden this summer, you need to make this easy Salad.   It’s so good and is the perfect complement to any dish and especially an Italian dish.    This is especially good with heritage tomatoes and these bring all-new colors to this salad with or without Balsamic Pearls


Caprese salad ingredients:

tomatoes, mozzarella and basil 


Equipment needed:

  • Sharp Knife
  • Cutting Board

How to Make an Easy Caprese Salad


Caprese salad ingredients

Slice the fresh tomatoes into quarter-inch or half-inch slices.    Then use a sharp knife or a Mozzarella cheese slicer to slice the cheese.  
Tomatoes, basil
Slice the basil leaves into ribbons by stacking the basil leaves on top of each other, roll them up lengthwise then slice.  And then toss them to separate into ribbons. 
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Arrange tomatoes and mozzarella in a pretty pattern by alternating each slice.  Top with the basil ribbons, olive oil,  freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste.   
Balsamic Pearls on salad
Or you could add a couple teaspoons of Balsamic Pearls for a delicious twist.  

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Caprese Salad

Make an easy Caprese salad with these simple Caprese salad ingredients. We think this is the best Caprese salad recipe version of this gorgeous dish.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
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Total Time10 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: best caprese salad recipe, Caprese Salad ingredients, caprese salad recipe, easy caprese salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 272kcal
Author: Evelyn




  • Slice Mozzarella Cheese using a sharp knife or a Mozzarella Cheese Slicer. Slice tomatoes into 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch slices.
  • Arrange sliced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese, alternating each slice
  • Slice basil leaves into ribbons and sprinkle on top of the tomatoes and cheese
  • Drizzle with olive oil and top with freshly ground black pepper and salt


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 538mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1335IU | Vitamin C: 12.5mg | Calcium: 439mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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Jamie Sherman

Saturday 13th of August 2016

I love salads like this - so simple and full of flavor!!