Make this Caprese Salad Recipe and WOW your guests with a delicious and colorful appetizer. Caprese Salad is perfect with heirloom tomatoes, especially ripe tomatoes from your garden.
I could eat caprese salad daily, in fact, in the summer months, I do eat it just about every single day. During the summer months, we get delicious tomatoes here in NJ. If you haven’t had a Jersey Fresh Tomato you’re missing out. If you haven’t had a Jersey Fresh Heirloom Tomato you’re definitely missing out. They’re juicy and delicious on their own with a little sea salt.
What is Caprese Salad?
Caprese Salad is an Italian dish made up of tomato, mozzarella, basil, olive oil, and salt. We like to add a little bit of pepper to give it a little spice, but you can leave the pepper out if you’d like. Some will put on a balsamic reduction, but that is not the traditional way to enjoy this easy Italian appetizer.
How to make Caprese Salad
Caprese Salad is what you call a simple Italian dish. It’s only a few ingredients and easy to put together for a beautiful presentation.
First, start by selecting your tomatoes. We went with some gorgeous heirloom tomatoes. Slice the tomatoes and the mozzarella into the same thickness so they lay together nicely. If you’re using multiple colors of tomatoes you can alternate and create a pattern like we did for our Caprese Salad plate.
Once the tomatoes and mozzarella are placed as desired you can add some fresh basil, drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with a little sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.
This easy appetizer takes less than 1o minutes to put together and plate. It’s not only gorgeous once plated, but it’s as delicious as it looks.
What goes with caprese salad?
We love serving up this caprese salad with some of our avocado toast. You could even serve it over top of the avocado toast. We always make it for dinner parties too!
How long does caprese salad last?
We like to eat it the day we make it, but it should last for about 2-3 days in the fridge if you use fresh, not overripe tomatoes.
What kind of mozzarella is used for Caprese salad?
We always opt for a freshly made mozzarella. We go to our local market where we can buy it still warm. This is personal preference, you can use your preferred mozzarella.
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Make this Caprese Salad Recipe and WOW your guests with a delicious and colorful appetizer. Caprese Salad is perfect with heirloom tomatoes, or even ripe tomatoes from your garden.
- 1 yellow tomato
- 1 red tomato
- 1 mozzarella ball
- 4 leaves basil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt + pepper to taste
Cut the tomatoes and mozzarella into even slices.
Arrange the tomatoes and mozzarella onto a plate as desired.
Slice the basil and sprinkle over the tomatoes and mozzarella.
Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.