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This simple chopped Caprese salad is so delicious! Fresh mozzarella, basil and tomatoes with balsamic vinaigrette – so summery and refreshing!
Classic Italian Caprese salad is more like an appetizer than a salad, made with large disk-shaped tomato slices topped with the slices of fresh Mozzarella cheese and basil leaves, laid out on a platter and drizzled with olive oil and vinegar. This version of Caprese salad is chopped, so tomatoes, mozzarella and basil are cut into pieces and tossed together in a bowl with a homemade dressing. No matter which way you make it, Caprese salad tastes amazing!
Look at those bright beautiful colors! Red, green and white – the exact colors of the Italian flag! These colors couldn’t have been more perfect for this authentic Italian salad!
The combination of soft fresh Mozzarella, pungent basil leaves and juicy cherry tomatoes is mouthwatering! Such simple ingredients that taste so good together! Super juicy and refreshing!
Making chopped Caprese salad is as easy as it looks – what you see is what you get! Simply chop the cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls and basil leaves, mix it together, dressed with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, season with salt and pepper to taste, and this juicy fresh salad is ready to be devoured!
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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs – if you have more fresh mozzarella left, try stuffing it into meatballs! Italian meatballs with gooey melted cheese inside – yummy yum yum!
Watermelon Feta Salad – unusual combination that tastes so good! Perfect summer salad!
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- 4 oz fresh mozzarella cheese
- 1 small package fresh basil leaves
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cut cherry tomatoes into halves or quarters.
- Cut fresh mozzarella into cubes.
- Tear the basil leaves into pieces and discard the stems.
- In a cup, combine the olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and whisk with a fork to combine.
- Put chopped tomatoes, mozzarella and basil in a bowl. Drizzle the oil and vinegar dressing over it. Mix everything until combined and coated with dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste.