Caprese Salad

    1 hour 15 min

    The wonderful flavours of the Mediterranean are blended together in this salad. Ripe tomatoes are tossed with mozzarella, red onion, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and fresh basil. The perfect Italian starter or side dish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges
    • 400g fresh mozzarella cheese, diced
    • 1 red onion, sliced
    • 75ml extra virgin olive oil
    • 75ml balsamic vinegar
    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Extra time:1hr marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, mozzarella, onion, oil, vinegar, basil and salt and pepper to taste. Toss and chill for 1 hour. Serve on large serving plate

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    Simple recipe, few ingredients but looks good and tastes delicious  -  12 Jan 2013


    Tomatoes and fresh basil are a classic combination! It doesn't get much better or much simpler that this - it's absolutely delicious! I decreased the onion and I probably could have left it out altogether. I plated this vs. tossing in all in a bowl. Plus, I NEVER chill it, but rather leave it at room temperature. It's so fresh and so good it could be a meal in and of itself! It's perfect with a a side a crusty Italian bread and a good wine. A definite crowd pleaser!  -  02 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    N.J. is known for growing the tastiest tomatoes in the country and we all know never to refrigerate these red beauties, as they will lose their flavor. After combining the ingredients, including garlic, I just let the mixture sit on my counter to absorb all the wonderful flavors. Ten minutes before serving I added the cheese. Thanks so much Kathy for a great side!!!!  -  28 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)