Print Recipe

Classic Italian Caprese Salad Recipe

It's not summer unless you make an Italian Caprese Salad. Fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil never tasted so good. The perfect appetizer or main dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Antipasti, Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: an easy cold summer appetizer, caprese salad, classic caprese salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 79kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 1-2 medium-large fresh Mozzarella (or buffalo mozzarella)
  • 2 large firm ripe tomatoes (or 20-25 cherry or grape tomatoes)
  • 2-3 pinches salt
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5-10 fresh basil leaves


  • Remove the tomatoes and the mozzarella from the fridge one hour before preparing.
  • Slice the mozzarella and drain in a sieve or gently dry with a paper towel, then place spread out on a large plate.
  • If using large tomatoes then slice and paper towel dry if extra moist. If using grape or cherry tomatoes then slice in half. Place the tomatoes in a bowl and toss with salt, oregano and olive oil. Spoon the tomato mixture over the mozzarella and top with fresh basil leaves. Serve immediately. Enjoy!


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 12.5mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.3mg