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Classy Caprese Salad

by Olexiy Bayev
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Caprese is an Italian classic. Its popularity is partly owed to its own color block, which reminds the colors of the Italian flag. I don’t know what the author build his recipe on, the flag or taste combinations, but the result is really great.

That’s so easy, you know, it just combined traditional Italian ingredients: tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella.

You need to know a few nuances for an ideal caprese.

The tomatoes need to be ripe, juicy, and tasty. The hothouse sort of tomatoes
not gonna fit, it’ll definitely affect the final taste. If you can’t get the good ones or it’s not a season, use cherry.

Only the first cold-pressed olive oil and the best one you can afford. Use large sea salt or ideally- Fleur de Sel. Only freshly grounded black pepper, not packaged ones.

What You Need to Cook Classy Caprese Salad

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2-3 ripe tomatoes
  • 150 g of mozzarella in brine
  • A few leaves of basil
  • Virgin olive oil
  • Salt, pepper

EQUIPMENT:

  • nothing, that you wouldn’t have

How to Make Classy Caprese Salad: Step-by-Step Instructions🔪

2-3 tomatoes slice into 0,8-1 cm circles.

2-3 tomatoes slice into circles for classy caprese saladYou can either slice 150 g mozzarella into circles too or tear into small pieces.
Put tomatoes on a plate in a circle.

Put tomatoes on a plate in a circle for classy caprese saladAlternate the cheese with tomatoes if you’ve cut it in circles. If you teared it up, just place evenly on top.

Alternate the cheese with tomatoes or just place evenly on top for classy caprese saladAdd a few leaves of basil on top.
Salt with sea salt and pepper. Finely sprinkle with a first cold press olive oil and serve.

Salt and pepper, sprinkle with olive oil for classy caprese salad

Classy Caprese Salad

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Caprese is an Italian classic. Its popularity is partly owed to its own color block, which reminds the colors of the Italian flag. I don't know what the author build his recipe on, the flag or taste combinations, but the result is really great.
CourseSalad
CuisineItalian
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Servings1
Calories494kcal

Equipment

  • nothing, that you wouldn’t have

Ingredients 

  • 2-3 tomatoes
  • 150 g mozzarella in brine
  • a few leaves basil
  • olive oil virgin
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  • 2-3 tomatoes slice into 0,8-1 cm circles.
  • You can either slice 150 g mozzarella into circles too or tear into small pieces.
  • Put tomatoes on a plate in a circle. Alternate the cheese with tomatoes or just place evenly on top.
  • Add a few leaves of basil on top.
  • Salt with sea salt and pepper. Finely sprinkle with a first cold press olive oil and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 494 kcal | Carbohydrates: 13 g | Protein: 35 g | Fat: 34 g | Saturated Fat: 20 g | Cholesterol: 119 mg | Sodium: 953 mg | Potassium: 697 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 8 g | Vitamin A: 3063 IU | Vitamin C: 34 mg | Calcium: 782 mg | Iron: 1 mg

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