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5 from 17 votes

Italian Caprese Salad Recipe

This caprese salad recipe is an Italian classic made with fresh mozzarella and juicy tomatoes. It takes only 10 minutes to make this salad and fresh and quality ingredients is the key to its great flavor.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 323kcal


  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella
  • 8 basil leaves
  • 4 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon balsamic glaze see notes
  • salt
  • black pepper


  • Slice the tomatoes into 8 slices. Set aside.
  • Slice the mozzarella cheese into 8 slices as well.
  • Layer the tomato and mozzarella slices alternatively on a serving plate.
  • Top with basil leaves.
  • Drizzle olive oil and balsamic glaze on top. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve immediately.



  • You can use homemade balsamic glaze for this recipe. 
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to two days.


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1184IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 295mg | Iron: 1mg