Caprese Salad

Recipe By: Calphalon Team  -  Originally Published: 8/29/2009


Serve this taste of Italy at room temperature to showcase its flavors at their best.

  • Servings: Serves 4
  • Prep Time: Less than 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: Less than 15 Minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Course: Appetizer; Side Dish


1/2 lb. fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-in. thick slices

2 large, vine-ripened tomatoes, cut into 1/4-in. thick slices

sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

6 large, fresh basil leaves, chiffonade

2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 tsp. balsamic vinegar


Arrange the cheese and tomato slices on a platter in an alternating and overlapping pattern. 

Sprinkle the julienne basil over the platter and then drizzle with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar and serve.