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Caprese Salad

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2 - 4 servings Easy
5.0 11
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Ingredients (6)

  • tomatoes
  • fresh buffalo mozzarella
  • fresh basil leaves
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


This classic salad is simplicity at its best, so the quality of each ingredient is supreme.

This recipe was featured as part of both our Tomatoes! photo gallery and our Picnic Recipes photo gallery.


Slice ripe tomatoes and fresh buffalo mozzarella into 1/2-inch-thick rounds. Shingle fresh basil leaves and the mozzarella and tomatoes on a platter. Drizzle with high-quality extra-virgin olive oil, sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper if desired, and serve.
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