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Caprese Salad

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5 from 11 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Serves 4 to 6
A good Caprese salad relies on good ingredients, so seek out the best tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella you can find to make this delicious summer salad.


  • 3 to 4 medium heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 (8-ounce) ball fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Optional additions/variations:

  • Drizzle of balsamic vinegar or reduced balsamic
  • Dollops of pesto
  • Sliced peaches
  • Mint leaves
  • Avocado slices
  • Strawberries, see this strawberry salad


  • Arrange the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil leaves on a platter. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • If desired, add ingredients from the variations list.