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Tomato Mozzarella Salad (Caprese)


In this post I’m sharing an easy Tomato Mozzarella Salad (Caprese) recipe.

This easy caprese salad is a fresh and delicious side dish made with fresh Roma tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, fresh fragrant basil leaves that can be garnished with a beautiful balsamic glaze or tangy vinegar.

Tomato mozzarella salad is a great make ahead dish that can be refrigerated until ready to serve. Serve with delicious Kalamata olives. Reserve the balsamic glaze or vinegar until serving.

Caprese salad is a great accompaniment to you Italian dinner night.


  • Sliced Tomatoes
  • Sliced Mozzarella 
  • Fresh Basil
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper
  • Balsamic Vinegar or Glaze
  • Olive Oil
Layer the sliced tomatoes and mozzarella on a serving plate. Next, add the basil leaves. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and cracked black pepper to season the salad.
Finish with a drizzle of olive oil, balsamic vinegar or a balsamic glaze reduction. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.

Simple Caprese Salad

Tomato Basil and Mozzarella Salad

The freshest ingredients work best in this salad recipe. Roma tomatoes are my first choice but cherry tomatoes would also work beautifully.

Take care to select fresh basil leaves for this salad for a beautiful presentation. If you prefer to slice the basil be sure to roll the leaves and slice chiffonade style, otherwise the leaves will turn brown. Basil is a bit particular in that way.

Buying mozzarella pre-sliced makes this super easy to put together and it takes just minutes to have this salad complete.

Caprese Salad with balsamic

Balsamic glaze reduction finishes this salad with a wonderful rich sweet flavor. Those who prefer a more tangy taste, use balsamic vinegar.

There are many ways to serve, prepare and enjoy this tomato mozzarella salad. Caprese skewers make fun tasty appetizers.  Some enjoy the caprese on a sandwich. 

If you enjoy fresh flavor then you’ll love this simple side dish recipe.

Tomato Mozzarella Salad (Caprese)

Yield: 1 Salad Side Dish

Simple Caprese Salad Recipe

simple caprese salad with tomatoes mozzarella basil

Fresh easy caprese salad made with sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, basil leaves finished with a balsamic glaze drizzle

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • Sliced Roma Tomatoes
  • Sliced Mozzarella 
  • Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • Olive Oil


  1. Layer sliced tomatoes and mozzarella. Add basil leaves. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and cracked black pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze. Serve immediately or chill before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 30Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 34mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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