Insalata Caprese

Insalata Caprese

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4 people

This classic salad from the island of Capri, just off Italy’s southern coast near Naples, relies on just four perfect ingredients: vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, bright green basil and fruity olive oil.

Recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma.


  • 8 ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, preferably sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  • 1 On a platter, alternate slices of tomato and mozzarella.
  • 2 Garnish generously with basil leaves, tucking some underneath the tomatoes.
  • 3 Drizzle the olive oil over all, and then sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Serve immediately.


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