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Caprese Salad Recipe

Caprese salad

A simple Italian salad made of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, seasoned with balsamic vinegar, oil, salt and black pepper.
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: italian, side dish, salad, tomato, balsamic vinegar, basil, summer
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Author: Rika Livingston


  • 1 pound mixed cherry tomatoes (cut in halves)
  • 20 marinated bite-size fresh mozzarella cheese¬†balls (about cherry size ball, cheese only, remove juice) - feel free to add more cheese.
  • 3 tablespoons marinated oil from mozzarella balls
  • 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (use more according to your liking)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  • In a large mixing bowl, add chopped cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, marinated oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt and black pepper. Sprinkle with fresh basil and mix well until combined.
  • Cover and let marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Season to taste with more salt and pepper if desired, and serve immediately.


Marinated Mozzarella Balls:
I purchased the Galbani brand at Costco.
If you want to use regular Mozzarella balls, you have to add about 4 tablespoons of olive oil into this recipe. 
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