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Caprese Salad

My husband and I love Caprese salad, but not the high prices we pay for it in restaurants. Here, we created our own version which tastes incredibly close, if not better, than any restaurant version we've tried. —Melissa Pearson, Sandy, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Arrange the tomatoes, cheese and basil on a serving platter. Whisk the vinaigrette ingredients; drizzle over salad. If desired, sprinkle with additional salt and pepper.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 256 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 161mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • Bobby
    Apr 21, 2020

    Real caprese is not made with mozzarella. Use goat cheese then it's perfect..

  • Tabitha
    Dec 2, 2016

    Super fast and tasted great. I did halve the ground mustard because I wasn't sure about that, but it was delicious.

  • greatwithoutgluten
    May 31, 2014

    This was a huge hit at a party I brought it to. The only change I made was using grape tomatoes instead. I love the flavors and the fresh ingredients. It was great!

  • kls258
    Sep 17, 2013

    Very good!