Insalata Caprese Salad Recipe

An appetizing Italian salad recipe made with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil leaves and a vinaigrette

Archana Doshi
Insalata Caprese Salad Recipe
1486 ratings.

The Insalata Caprese Salad Recipe is a fresh salad made from ripe red tomatoes and super soft and fresh mozzarella cheese. In my visit to Italy in the Summer of 2014, there was not one meal that went by without having this salad. The term Caprese, came from Capri, which is very famous for its fresh tomatoes, lemons and cheese. The Caprese Salad makes a great summertime dish for dinner or even for parties. The addition of red wine vinaigrette is not authentic, but I sometimes like that tartness from the vinaigrette. Serve the Insalata Caprese Salad fresh as an appetizer along with Crispy Eggless Bread Pinwheels Recipe and Orange Mocktail Recipe to begin your Italian Meal.

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  4. Homemade Italian Calzones Recipe

Cuisine: Italian Recipes
Course: Appetizer
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

0 M

Total in

20 M


4 Servings


  • 4 Tomatoes , sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 400 grams Mozzarella cheese , sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 50 grams Basil leaves , fresh
  • 3 tablespoons Red Wine Vinaigrette
  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt , to taste
  • Black pepper powder , freshly ground, to taste

How to make Insalata Caprese Salad Recipe

  1. To begin making the Insalata Caprese Salad Recipe, we will first prepare and slice the tomatoes and cheese for the salad.

  2. We will next arrange the tomatoes and mozzarella on a large serving platter.

  3. Overlap the tomatoes mozzarella and basil. Sprinkle the salt and the coarsely ground black pepper.

  4. Drizzle the olive oil and red wine vinaigrette.

  5. Serve the Insalata Caprese Salad fresh as an appetizer along with Crispy Eggless Bread Pinwheels Recipe and Orange Mocktail Recipe to begin your Italian Meal.