This is one of my favorite simple salad recipes.
My husband is Italian, and therefore likes all food that comes from “The Boot”. This tomato, basil, and mozzarella Caprese Salad is an easy summer favorite that he loves (and the kids do to!) We make this often when our tomatoes are in season. This classic Italian dish is light, flavorful and delicious!
I often find that the most simple recipes are sometimes the most delicious. This is especially true of recipes that contain seasonal produce during the time it is in season. Few things taste better than a truly fresh peach, tomato, or salad when they were just picked.
Yield 4 +
Delicious and simple caprese salad with tomatoes, mozarella, basil, olive oil and spices.
- 4-5 medium size tomatoes, sliced 1/4 to 1/2 inch (good rule of thumb is one per person)
- One slice raw mozzarella cheese per tomato slice
- 1/4 cup shredded fresh basil leaves
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- salt, pepper and garlic salt to taste
- Slice tomatoes in1/4 or 1/2 inch slices, discarding top and bottom slice.
- Layer tomatoes and slices of mozzarella on serving dish.
- Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic salt if desired
- Sprinkle with shredded fresh basil.
- Drizzle with olive oil and serve.
Some people like to drizzle the finished salad with balsamic vinegar. I prefer ours plain, but if you like balsamic vinegar- drizzle away!
Ever had caprese salad with fresh tomatoes from your own garden? What’s your favorite summer salad recipe? Share below!