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

Caprese Salad

  • Serving Size: Serves 4
  • Prep Time: Less than 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: Less than 15 Minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Ingredient Description:
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

  1. Arrange the cheese and tomato slices on a platter in an alternating and overlapping pattern.
  2. Sprinkle the julienne basil over the platter and then drizzle with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar and serve.