Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

 Receta en español aquí

The Caprese salad is an Italian salad originally from the island of Capri,  although it is widespread throughout Italy, in fact I think all who have traveled to Italy have tasted it.

Italians give great importance to this salad because it combines the colors of the Italian flag. A nineteenth-century poet, Francesco Dall’Ongaro, defined these colors in this so pretty way: “White as the Alps, red like volcanoes and green as the plains of Lombardy”

Anyway, not wanting to bore you more, this salad is only suitable if you like basil, it is a quite prevalent flavor, and is also an ideal dish for summer dinners.

Ingredients per person

125 g of fresh mozzarella
1 large salad tomato, sliced
Fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon vinegar,  White wine  o Apple cider vinegar if you like it.

Black pepper and salt to taste


Wash and slice the tomato.
Then cut every slice in two, to make it easier to eat.
Cut the mozzarella into small  thin slices, as seen in the photo.
On a large plate, place the tomato slices and the mozzarella on top. 

Finally dress  with basil leaves, black pepper, salt,  vinegar and olive oil.

You can also present this salad as appetizer:

Caprese Salad - appetizers


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