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Mozzarella tomato basil salad

Classic Caprese Salad


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large platter (2 large or 4 small servings) 1x

Description

There’s nothing better than a fantastic Caprese salad! Pair perfectly ripe, juicy tomatoes with fresh mozzarella and peppery basil.


Ingredients

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  • 6 to 8 ripe heirloom tomatoes, of different colors and sizes
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese or burrata cheese
  • 1 handful basil leaves
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic reduction (optional)
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Slice the tomatoes and place them on a plate.
  2. Top with torn or sliced mozzarella cheese and basil leaves. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil. If desired, drizzle with balsamic reduction. Top with sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Serve immediately. (Does not save well; tomatoes should not be stored refrigerated.)
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Caprese salad