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Mandy’s flavour bursting salad


Caprese Salad

The sun is shining, and if we’re lucky, this weekend, there could be a chance of al fresco dining.

This Caprese Salad is absolutely bursting with flavour! Made with just 5 ingredients: fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, balsamic glaze, and extra virgin olive oil, this traditional Caprese Salad can be served as an appetizer or a side.

Preparation time: 5 minutes  

Cook time: 18 minutes (if you are making your own balsamic glaze)

Total time: 23 minutes  

Servings: 8


4 Tomatoes sliced, 340g Mozzarella cheese sliced, fresh basil leaves, 2 tbsp olive oil to drizzle, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, and salt and black pepper to taste.


If you are making your own balsamic glaze (which is super easy), Add balsamic vinegar to a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for approximately 12 – 18 minutes until it has reduced to a thick glaze; it should lightly coat the back of a spoon. Remove the pan from the heat, then, once cooled, transfer it to an airtight container or mason jar.

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Arrange your tomato and mozzarella slices on a serving platter. Place the basil leaves between the slices, ensuring that you reach each slice, and drizzle extra virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze. Add salt and black pepper to taste.

Serve and enjoy!

Find tips and information on https://www.splashoftaste.com/caprese-salad/

If you are a fan of everything Caprese, then try these recipes;

Caprese Appetizers https://www.splashoftaste.com/caprese-appetizer/

Caprese Skewers https://www.splashoftaste.com/caprese-skewers/

Caprese Pasta Salad https://www.splashoftaste.com/caprese-pasta-salad/

Caprese Pizza https://www.splashoftaste.com/caprese-pizza/


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 238mg | Iron: 1mg


Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.

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