Caprese Salad

This easy Caprese Salad goes with virtually any meal. In summer when basil and tomatoes are plentiful, it’s my go-to salad. Add balsamic vinegar or a drizzle of pesto to switch it up!


  • 3 vine-ripe Tomatoes, 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1 pound fresh Mozzarella, 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 20 to 30 leaves (about 1 bunch) fresh Basil
  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling
  • Coarse Salt and Pepper


Layer alternating slices of tomatoes and mozzarella, adding a basil leaf between each (if cooking with kids, they can help here by tearing off leaves and placing the basil), on a large, shallow platter. Drizzle the salad with extra-virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

For a bit more flavor, drizzle with aged balsamic vinegar.

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