Caprese Salad Recipe

You don’t need to be a foodie to love Caprese Salad! It is so simple to make with just a few ingredients and the vibrant red, white and green color make it a feast for the eyes as well! This Caprese Salad Recipe is a great way to use up tomatoes from the garden or pop over to a local farmers market to get that homegrown taste.

I am all about a pretty presentation and easy-to-make recipes when I entertain – this has both.

I like to serve my Caprese salad recipe on a large white platter with a wide rim around the edges so that when I drizzle my dressing, I can take it beyond the salad and create drippings on the rim…pretty presentation – yay!

The easy part is that you can cut the tomato and mozzarella with the basil ahead of time and add the dressing just before serving! Couldn’t be easier!!

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Caprese Salad Recipe

DIRECTIONS:

For a party, this salad can be made ahead of time, refrigerated and the dressing added just before serving.

Slice the tomatoes about 1/4″ thick.

On a big platter alternate the sliced mozzarella cheese and tomatoes in long rows down the plate.

Chop several leaves of basil and sprinkle on top.

Place a few bunches of basil leaves in the corner of the platter for decoration.

This can be refrigerated for several hours until ready to serve.

Taking the Honey Balsamic salad dressing, drizzle the dressing using big wide passes back and forth over the tomatoes and mozzarella, onto the edges of the platter. This looks pretty just for presentation purposes!

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Caprese Salad Recipe Ingredients:

  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • Basil
  • Balsamic Salad Dressing 

What Are Roma Tomatoes?

The Roma tomato is a delicious and versatile fruit that can be used in a variety of dishes. This juicy little tomato is perfect for snacks, salads, and pizzas. Roma tomatoes are oval-shaped with a bright red color. They have a firm texture and a slightly acidic flavor.

Roma tomatoes are also known as plum tomatoes or Italian tomatoes. They are originally from Italy but are now grown all over the world. If you’re looking for a delicious tomato to add to your next meal, look no further than the Roma tomato!

 

Directions:

For this recipe, I used Roma tomatoes selecting ones that were similar in size to the width of my mozzarella cheese.

Slice the tomatoes about 1/4″ thick.

Mozzarella cheese – If you live by a Costco, I highly recommend buying their BelGioioso Mozzarella Cheese as it is pre-sliced! Makes it the Caprese Salad so easy to prepare! At Costco, you get two in a pack.

Fresh basil. Some chopped and some for decoration.

Honey Balsamic Salad Dressing or another balsamic dressing. I like to make it easy on myself. I could make my own balsamic reduction or dressing, but I am happy using a bottled version.

This salad can be made ahead of time, refrigerated and add the dressing just before serving. Garnish with basil.

Honey Balsamic Salad Dressing

I buy this Balsamic with Honey salad dressing.

Caprese Salad Recipe

This Caprese Salad Recipe is simple to make with a few ingredients and the vibrant red, white and green color make it a feast for the eyes!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Caprese Salad Recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 242kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 Tomatoes Sliced
  • 16 oz Mozzarella cheese Sliced
  • Fresh basil. Some chopped and some for decoration. Some chopped and some for decoration.
  • 5 oz Honey balsamic salad dressing

Instructions

  • For a party this salad can be made ahead of time, refrigerated and add the dressing just before serving.
  • Slice the tomatoes about 1/4″ thick.
  • On a big platter alternate the sliced mozzarella cheese and tomatoes in long rows down the plate.
  • Chop several leaves of basil and sprinkle on top.
  • Place a few bunches of basil leaves in the corner of the platter for decoration.
  • This can be refrigerated for several hours until ready to serve.
  • Taking the Honey Balsamic salad dressing, drizzle the dressing using big wide passes back and forth over the tomatoes and mozzarella, onto the edges of the platter. This looks pretty just for presentation purposes!

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 517mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 706IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 292mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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6 Comments

  1. Your pictures are pretty. I thought the dressing was chocolate though at first. 🙂 Thanks for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-up. Please come back and join us again!

  2. Love this salad. It is such a pretty presentation! I made something similar on a short skewer for a pot luck. It was a hit. Have a good day. (From the Scoop) Linda

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