Caprese Salad Recipe

Caprese Salad Recipe

This salad is an authentic version from Campania. Easy to make and so fresh that it will be an absoulute winner!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: caprese, salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 295kcal
Author: Nonna Box


  • 300 g mozzarella cheese Use buffalo mozzarella for extra taste
  • 4 San Marzano tomatoes peeled, seeded and sliced
  • 8 fresh basil leaves get perfect leaves, it makes such a difference
  • Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Drain the mozzarella and cut into slices – don’t cut them too thinly.
  • Arrange the mozzarella and tomato slices alternately in concentric rings on a serving dish.
  • Sprinkle with the basil leaves, drizzle generously with the oil and season with salt and pepper if you must.
  • Serve immediately or keep cool for a few minutes.


This is all, nothing else, no pesto, no beetroot, no rocket and certainly no vinegar or any other odd things.


Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 1058mg | Potassium: 830mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1030IU | Vitamin C: 38.2mg | Calcium: 506mg | Iron: 4.3mg
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