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Caprese Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

A classic Italian Caprese Salad recipe made with fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, and a simple caprese dressing.  

Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 98 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 1 large tomato , sliced into medium thin slices (about 8)
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese sliced into medium thin slices (about 8)
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. After slicing your fresh mozzarella and tomato, sprinkle a little bit of salt on your tomato slices.  This will help draw out a little of the juices.

  2. Make your caprese salad by placing a layer of mozzarella on a plate.  

  3. Top the mozzarella with a slice of tomato. 

  4. Pour a little bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar on the tomato.  This serves as the caprese salad dressing.

  5. Place a basil leaf on top and sprinkle a little salt and pepper.

  6. Serve your caprese salad fresh!

Nutrition Facts
Caprese Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 179mg 7%
Potassium 75mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 7.9%
Vitamin C 3.8%
Calcium 14.5%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.