Caprese Salads are Delicious and Easy to Make

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Have you ever tried a caprese salad before? This delicious and simple Italian salad is the perfect way to accompany your Italian meal. Made with simple ingredients but still versatile, it’s perfect to serve with a gourmet pizza or a simple pasta dish.

Here’s how to make your own caprese salad at home.


  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1 ball of fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 bunch of basil leaves
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic reduction
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Start off by slicing the large tomatoes into circular pieces. Arrange them in a circle on top of a plate.

Next, slice the ball of fresh mozzarella into similarly-shaped pieces. Arrange them in between the slices of tomatoes.

After this, place basil leaves between the pieces of mozzarella and tomato slices on the plate.

Next, you’ll want to drizzle a moderate amount of extra-virgin olive oil on top of the basil, tomato, and cheese. After this, do the same with the balsamic reduction. But be careful not to go overboard as it can overwhelm the flavor of the other ingredients if you do so.

Finally, sprinkle freshly-ground black pepper and sea salt on your caprese salad.

Your caprese salad is now ready to eat! Enjoy and bon appetit!