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Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Indulge in the timeless combination of juicy tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fragrant basil with this delightful Caprese Salad recipe. Originating from Spain, this simple yet elegant dish celebrates the freshness of summer produce. With minimal preparation and maximum flavor, this salad is a perfect choice for a light lunch, appetizer, or a side dish for any occasion.
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Tomato and Mozzarella Salad, is a classic Italian dish that showcases the vibrant flavors of ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, and aromatic basil leaves. Drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, this salad is a beautiful and delicious ode to simplicity.


3-4 ripe tomatoes, sliced
8 ounces (225g) fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
A handful of fresh basil leaves
Extra-virgin olive oil
Balsamic vinegar (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
4 Servings

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Arrange the tomato slices and mozzarella slices on a serving platter, alternating them in a decorative pattern.


Tuck fresh basil leaves between the tomato and mozzarella slices.


Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil generously over the salad.


Optionally, you can also add a light drizzle of balsamic vinegar for a tangy twist.


Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Allow the flavors to meld for a few minutes before serving.


Serve the Tomato and Mozzarella Salad as an appetizer, side dish, or light meal.

Tips for this recipe

To enhance the flavors, use high-quality ingredients such as vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, and fragrant basil leaves. You can also sprinkle a pinch of dried oregano or a few olives for an extra burst of Mediterranean flavor. Serve the salad at room temperature for the best taste experience.

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