Fresh Caprese Salad (5 Minute Recipe)

Caprese Salad 5 minute recipe

People make things too complicated.

The more delicate the flavors, the fewer you need.  Avoid the tendency to over-complicate this.

With that said, I can’t leave anything well enough alone.

We go big, so cut the recipe in half for a more modest amount.  You might want to keep in mind that it’s high-fat (which never bothers us when they are healthy fats).  It is also extremely high in calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and protein.

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

 

Fresh Caprese Salad

  • 2 lbs mozarella, cubed
  • 2 lbs grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh basil, torn
  • 1 cup other fresh herbs (cilantro, chives, your choice)
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • Salt to taste

I added cilantro and chives in the photos you see; however, I usually make this with just pure Basil and find it just as amazing.  If you don’t use other herbs, you’ll need to double the Basil.  Perhaps next time I’ll add oregano–yum!

p.s.—do you know how to pronounce the word “Caprese?”  Kuh-pray-zay.  Thought I’d help you out, there.

About Chaya Foedus

Flour on the ceiling. The ugliest vintage apron collection you've ever seen. And an affinity for old-fashioned kitchen skills that center on health, preparedness, and family meal-time. I am passionate about helping people find their kitchens and then teaching them what to do once they get there.

7 thoughts on “Fresh Caprese Salad (5 Minute Recipe)”

  1. Eva Cooper says:

    It looks very fresh and tasty! I’m going to try it for sure. Do you think that it’s a good idea to add cucumbers?

    1. Chaya Foedus says:

      Although I think you could, it would diminish the shelf life in your refrigerator. They might be better sliced and served on the side!

  2. This is the perfect summer menu 🙂

  3. Emily Edwards says:

    My mother in law makes something similar to this. But she adds black olives and Italian seasoning, (instead of fresh herbs). We LOVE it at our house, so I’m defiantly going to have to try this version!

  4. Jenifer John says:

    Oh, my mozarella with grape tomatoes and fresh basil. I love caprese but I`ve never tried to do it at home. So you inspire me and this will be my supper 🙂 Thank you 🙂

  5. Mmm, I love eating mozzarella. I found the perfect recipe, Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs and it is so delicious. I found awesome recipes here in pantryparatus. Caprese salad is one of my favorite <3 Thanks, fo sharing 🙂

  6. Nikki says:

    Yum! The grape tomatoes combined with mozzarella is one of my favourite spring/summer foods. I can eat that almost every single day! Mixing the cheese is an option, though.

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