Insalata Caprese


Creamy mozzarella combined with ripe, fresh tomatoes creates this salad which would be a wonderful antipasto choice, or a light lunch. This salad makes a wonderful antipasto, or a light lunch. It is said to have originated on the Island of Capri, hence it’s name.

Choose only fresh mozzarella, and ripe, tasty tomatoes for best results. If you can find it, use buffalo mozzarella shown here, which has a creamy texture unlike any other mozzarella you might taste. It is imported from Italy and can be found in many Italian specialty stores. It really doesn’t need a recipe it is so simple, but if it’s not a combination you’ve had before, this should give you an idea how to serve it. Serve with some good crusty bread to sop up the juices.

Buon Appetito!
Deborah Mele 2011

Insalata Caprese

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
A light summer lunch or appetizer when tomatoes are in season.

Ingredients

  • 4 Ripe Tomatoes
  • 2 Balls of Fresh Mozzarella (Buffalo Preferred)
  • Salt And Pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Fresh Basil

Instructions

  1. Slice the tomato and mozzarella into bite sized pieces and arrange attractively on each plate.
  2. Garnish with fresh basil, drizzle over each plate some good Italian olive oil, season and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 9mg Sodium: 153mg Carbohydrates: 5g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 3g Protein: 4g