Insalata Caprese Salad

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.

this is a tomato mozzarella and basil salad with other vegetables with an Italian dressing

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 salt, black 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.

this is a tomato mozzarella and basil salad with other vegetables with an Italian dressing


  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.

  2. Yep, this is the absolute most perfect caprese salad! We always order this out, but we really need to make this at home!


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