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Easy Caprese Salad

This Easy Caprese Salad is made with juicy sliced tomatoes and creamy mozzarella. It's perfectly seasoned with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, fresh basil, and salt then finished off with a generous drizzle of sweet balsamic glaze.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: caprese, summer salad
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 269kcal



  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt more or less to taste
  • 1 (10 oz) tomato sliced (about 1 large)
  • 1 (4 oz) ball fresh mozzarella sliced
  • Balsamic glaze for drizzling


  • Whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, basil, and salt in a bowl. 
  • Add in sliced tomatoes and mozzarella. 
  • Optional: place in fridge to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Place onto a plate and drizzle with balsamic glaze. 
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Nutritional information does not include the drizzle of balsamic glaze.
Serving says for 2, but really depends on the meal. I could eat the whole recipe for a really light dinner, but you could also stretch this to serve 3-4 if you're serving this as a light dish with other appetizers. 


Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 842mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1615IU | Vitamin C: 19.4mg | Calcium: 301mg | Iron: 0.6mg