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Insalata caprese

Megan is a mother of four and a military wife who loves photography and cooking. She uses as much locally-grown and organic sustainable foods as possible, but loves to go all out when it comes to dessert. She currently resides in the bea...

Simple Italian salad

Insalata caprese is a perfect combination of simple flavors: fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil. This Italian salad makes a perfect light lunch or appetizer.

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Simple Italian salad

Insalata caprese is a perfect combination of simple flavors: fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil. This Italian salad makes a perfect light lunch or appetizer.

Insalata caprese

Delicious dishes don't have to be complicated. This easy layered salad looks as good as it tastes.

Insalata caprese recipe

Serves 2-4 as an appetizer

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 large ripe tomato, sliced
  • About 6 large basil leaves
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Layer the slices of mozzarella, tomato and basil on a plate, alternating ingredients.
  2. Top with sliced red onions, sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with oil and vinegar, to taste.

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