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Easy Caprese Salad Recipe

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.

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.  


easy caprese salad recipe


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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.


Caprese salad ingredients:

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tomatoes, mozzarella and basil 

  • 12 oz Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 fresh slicing Tomatoes
  • Fresh Basil leaves
  • Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Black Pepper

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.  You can do this 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 slices in a pretty pattern by alternating each slice.  Top with the basil ribbons, olive oil,  freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste.   

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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 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Total Time10 mins
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!!