Insalata Caprese Recipe

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Caprese and Sweet Cheese Peppers go famously together! The Authentic style is tomatoes, fresh buffalo milk mozzarella and fresh Italian basil leaves. You can add whatever you like to your dish but the real way is just tomato, cheese and basil.

Insalata Caprese (salad in the style of Capri) is a simple salad from the Italian region of Campania, made of sliced fresh buffalo mozzarella,fresh plum tomatoes and basil. It is seasoned with saltblack pepper, and olive oil.

Insalata Caprese

 Authentic Recipe

fresh buffalo mozzarella
extra virgin good grade olive oil
garlic cloves
salt, pepper
fresh basil leaves, fresh parsley and oregano if you like it
balsamic vinegar
sliced plum tomatoes

Arrange mozzarella around the plate, drizzle with olive oil, spices and serve with crusty Italian bread.

Optional salad:  make this the same way except add the sweet cherry peppers to the middle and alternate with cucumber slices.

1 comment

  1. Great recipe. We make it all the time. I was commenting to my wife the other night. Both having worked late. Dinner not cooked!!! We had a bag of tomato's that just was yelling "Eat Us", "Eat Us", Well after hearing those tomatos I whipped out my knife sliced them, put some olive oil, balsamic vinegar,salt & pepper and fresh basil of course. We had some french bread that was going stale opened a bottle of red wine. We ate this simple meal and dined like a Prince and Princess.


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