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Sun-Kissed Medley: Balsamic Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

About the Dish:

Caprese salad is a traditional Italian dish that features fresh mozzarella cheese, ripe tomatoes, and fragrant basil. It is a simple and refreshing salad that showcases the flavors of these classic Mediterranean ingredients. The combination of the creamy cheese, juicy tomatoes, and aromatic basil creates a harmonious balance of flavors. The salad is typically drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper to enhance the natural taste of the ingredients. This vibrant and colorful salad is perfect for summer gatherings and can be enjoyed as a side dish or a light meal.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 300mg
Total Carbohydrates 10g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Protein 12g


Ingredient Quantity
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese 8 ounces
Ripe Tomatoes 2
Fresh Basil Leaves 1 cup
Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 tablespoons
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Slice the fresh mozzarella cheese and ripe tomatoes into thick slices.
  • Step 2: Arrange the mozzarella cheese slices, tomato slices, and fresh basil leaves on a serving platter.
  • Step 3: Drizzle the extra virgin olive oil over the salad and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Step 4: Let the salad sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Step 5: Serve the caprese salad as a refreshing and light dish for any occasion.

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