This is The Best Caprese Salad Recipe because it keeps it simple, fresh and easy. Using end of summer tomatoes and basil bring amazing flavor so we are keeping the balsamic dressing to just a few ingredients to highlight the fresh produce and creamy mozzarella.
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Easy Caprese Salad With Cherry Tomatoes
Making super fresh seasonal salads is a great way to enjoy local produce. I bought these orange and red tiger striped cherry tomatoes at my local farmer’s market for $1 per basket! I love a deal almost as much as I love fresh ingredients.
What Type Of Tomatoes Are Best For Caprese Salad
I prefer to use small cherry tomatoes because they don’t have as much juice as larger tomatoes. This keeps the salad from becoming too liquidy. They are also just the perfect bite size amount. I leave the smaller tomatoes whole and slice the larger ones in half.
That being said, any tomato you have on hand or prefer will work just fine. Mostly just use the freshest tomatoes you can get your hands on.
Ingredients Needed For This Mozzarella Tomato Salad Recipe (screenshot for grocery list)
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Fresh Marinated Mozzarella Balls
- Fresh Basil
- Olive Oil
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Dried Italian Seasoning
How To Make Caprese Salad
- Cut the larger tomatoes in half, leave the small tomatoes whole. Transfer to large bowl.
- Combine the tomatoes, mozzarella and basil.
- Mix dressing ingredients then pour over tomatoes. Gently mix until evenly coated. Serve.
What To Serve With This Salad
This fresh tomato salad will go well with just about anything. Here are some ideas to get you started:
More Ways To Use Your Tomatoes:
- 1.5 Lbs Cherry Tomatoes
- 12 ounces Fresh Marinated Mozzarella Balls - halved
- 7-8 Large Fresh Basil Leaves - chopped or ribboned
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dried Italian Seasoning
- 1 Garlic Clove - grated
- Small Pinch Sugar (optional)
- Salt/Pepper - to taste
Cut the larger tomatoes in half, leave the small tomatoes whole. Transfer to large bowl.
Combine the tomatoes, mozzarella and basil.
Mix dressing ingredients then pour over tomatoes. Gently mix until evenly coated. Serve.
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 349Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 67mgSodium 542mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 2gSugar 6gProtein 20g
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