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Caprese Salad

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

This classic Caprese Salad is made with juicy tomatoes, creamy fresh mozzarella cheese, and fragrant basil. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic glaze and you have the easiest, most delicious salad ever!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: basil, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes
Servings: 6
Calories: 212kcal


  • 3 to 4 medium ripe tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 12 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • Handful fresh basil leaves, about 20 leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze or balsamic vinegar, optional
  • Flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Layer alternating slices of tomatoes and mozzarella on a large platter. Tuck the basil leaves between the slices.
  • Drizzle the salad with olive oil and balsamic, if using. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 359mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 896IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 293mg | Iron: 0.4mg