Insalata Caprese II

Insalata Caprese II


"Because this salad is so simple, fresh, top-quality tomatoes and mozzarella are important."


15 m servings 311 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 23.9 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 17.9 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 627 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. On a large platter, alternate and overlap the tomato slices, mozzarella cheese slices, and basil leaves. Drizzle with olive oil. Season with sea salt and pepper.
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I've been making this salad for years. However, us Sicilians make it a little different. Also, another trick is to use fresh bocconcini (the smaller fresh moz. balls) and to use very fresh Rom...

My fiance and I ate this nearly every day when we were in Italy. The submitter isn't lying - top-quality ingredients are essential. Use tomatoes on the vine, not beefsteaks. If at all possibl...

This is a traditional Italian favorite in our family which is at its best in summer, with juicy, flavorful, red-ripe Roma tomatoes and bright, crisp fresh basil. Simple and just plain delicious,...

It doesn't get much better or much simpler that this - it's absolutely delicious! It's so fresh and so good I could have eaten just this for dinner with a side a crusty Italian bread. It make a ...

I love this salad. I use only the freshest mozzerella and drizzle 2/1 ratio of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Caprese is also great on lightly toasted italian hard rolls. Simply drizzle your roll with EVOO and toast lightly. Then layer with cheese, tomatoe, fresh basil, salt, and pepper. You can al...

Very good! I added sliced black olives to mine. I also added balsamic vinegar (same amount as oil). The only thing I would change is to maybe let the cheese sit in the oil, vinegar, basil mixtur...

My husband and I could eat this everyday during the summer. Try chiffonading the basil (slivering) and splash with some balsamic vinegar.

I used a mozzarella cheese that was rolled in red pepper and sundried tomatoes currently sold at Wegman's grocery stores. It was much more flavorful than using plain mozzarella. I also used fr...