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Caprese Salad on a white plate with balsamic glaze
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Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad is an Italian Salad that is quick and simple! With a fresh feel this salad has a zingy balsamic glaze dressing!
Prep Time10 mins
Course: brunch, Lunch
Cuisine: Australian, International, Italian
Keyword: caprese salad, easy caprese salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Adrianne

Equipment

  • Chopping board
  • Serving platter
  • Small bowl
  • Honey Dipper
  • Knife

Ingredients

Caprese Salad

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes Note 1
  • 220 grams mozzarella balls drained, not rinsed, Note 2
  • ½ bunch basil pull leaves from stems
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic glaze Note 3

Instructions

Caprese Salad

  • Use a knife and chopping board to slice each of the cherry tomatoes in half.
  • Use the same knife and chopping board to slice the mozzarella balls in half.
  • Gently pull the basil leaves from the stems and discard stems.
  • Begin platting and season the tomatoes with salt and pepper Note 4
  • Add sliced mozzarella balls to the tomato and drizzle with olive oil
  • Sprinkle the basil leaves over the tomato and cheese evenly
  • Use a honey dipper to drizzle the salad with balsamic glaze, serve immediately

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Notes

  • Note 1 I use 2 x 500 gram punnets of cherry tomatoes, which measure approximately 2 cups. 
  • Note 2 The mozzarella balls will be in a small tub in the fridge section at the store, where the other cheeses are. If you can't find it, you can use bocconcini balls instead. They are a cream based mozarella and very similar. 
  • Note 3 For the balsamic glaze, drizzle only the slightest amount on the salad itself and have the rest of it there for people to add more. It is a strong flavour and some people will need time to work up to it. 
  • Note 4 I encourage very little 'stirring' with this salad as it is all so fragile. It is better to plate and season lightly, than to combine in a bowl. 

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 1mg