Easy Caprese Salad Recipe. This classic Italian salad is made with tomatoes, cheese and fresh basil with a balsamic glaze drizzled over the salad.

Serve the salad as a side with Chicken Parmesan or the easy Baked Thighs with a side of mashed potatoes.

Ingredients for caprese salad in a plate with a balsamic drizzle.

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what is a Caprese salad?

A traditional Caprese salad originates from Italy. It is made with sliced fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese that’s sliced and fresh basil then drizzled with oil and a balsamic glaze.

We take this salad to a whole new level by adding minced garlic to the dressing along with Romaine lettuce and Italian seasoning, it truly completes the salad.

A bowl of tomatoes, red onion, basil and mozzarella cheese.

how to make a Caprese salad-

Salads truly don’t get any easier than this one. Not only is the salad super easy to make, but it’s also so beautiful to serve and tastes just as phenomenal!

  • If using a log of cheese, slice the mozzarella. We really like mini mozzarella balls and I just halve those.
  • Halve the tomatoes and cut the onions thin.
  • If you’ll be adding Romaine, chop the Romaine or add it as a bed of lettuce.
  • In a bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic and Italian seasoning.
  • Drizzle the oil mixture over the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle balsamic glaze over the salad.
  • Enjoy, friends.

Caprese salad in a bowl with romaine, tomatoes, and mozzarrella cheese over a bed of lettuce.

I’ve tried many Caprese salads and was never a big fan. We went out to eat to BJ’s restaurant and they served it with mini cheese balls and Romaine and I just loved the combination. I was hooked and think you will be too! 🙂

Other great salad recipes:

Caprese salad tossed in a balsamic glaze topped with basil.

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze

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5 from 5 votes
This classic Italian Caprese salad is made with tomatoes, cheese and fresh basil with a balsamic glaze drizzled over the salad.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 oz mini mozzarella cheese, halved
  • 3 tbsp red onion, sliced thin
  • 2 romaine leaves, cut
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cubed
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • balsamic glaze, to taste

Instructions

  • Finely sliced onions. Cube tomatoes into equal sizes. Chop basil. Cut cheese in half.
  • In a bowl, combine the garlic, oil and Italian seasoning. Add to salad and mix.
  • Drizzle with balsamic glaze.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 20mgPotassium: 191mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1835IUVitamin C: 10.1mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 0.5mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)