Beautiful Caprese Salad

By Laura Moncur @ 8:00 am — Filed under:

I love the presentation on this Caprese Salad. I found it here:

Caprese Salad from Starling Fitness

I’m used to seeing Caprese Salad looking like this:

Rachel Ray Caprese Salad from Starling Fitness

Cutting the tomatoes partially looks so pretty and allows the vinegar and olive oil to pool nicely between the mozzarella and basil. Here is how it looked when I made it.

Caprese Salad from Starling Fitness

Here is the recipe:


  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella
  • 20 to 30 leaves (about 1 bunch) fresh basil
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Coarse salt and pepper

Caprese Salad from Starling Fitness


  • Cut the tomatoes into 1/4-inch thick slices, but only 3/4 of the way through the tomato.
  • Cut the mozzarella into 1/4-inch thick slices.
  • Tuck one slice of mozzarella and a couple of leaves of basil between the tomato slices.
  • Drizzle olive oil and vinegar over the tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper over the tomatoes.
  • Serve chilled.

Next time you’re not in the mood to cook in the hot kitchen, make this chilled salad and enjoy the fresh flavors!


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