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Caprese Salad Recipe

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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!

Caprese Salad

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.

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Caprese Salad Recipe

Italian Caprese Salad Recipe

Delicious and simple Caprese salad with tomatoes, mozarella, basil, olive oil, and spices.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Calories 301kcal
Author Katie Wells





  • Slice tomatoes in ¼ or ½ inch thick slices, discarding top and bottom slice.
  • Fan alternating tomato and mozzarella slices on a serving dish.
  • Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic salt.
  • Sprinkle with shredded fresh basil.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Italian Caprese Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /4 of total)
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 229
% Daily Value*
Fat 25.4g39%
Saturated Fat 9.2g58%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 667mg29%
Carbohydrates 6.6g2%
Fiber 1.6g7%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 13.7g27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Some people like to drizzle the finished salad with balsamic vinegar. I prefer ours plain, but if you like balsamic vinegar, drizzle away!

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


2 responses to “Caprese Salad Recipe”

  1. Mandy Avatar

    Hey Katie! I was wondering if you could recommend a good olive oil brand? There’s so much information out there that points to many brands not being what it says it is. I want a good quality extra virgin olive oil, any suggestions? Thanks!

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