Easy, Breezy, Caprese

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a nice and light salad! Caprese salad has been around for a very long time, and its so easy there is no need for a formal recipes! And look how nice it photographs, I was pretty surprised when I pulled this image off my memory card! All you need is:

Tomatoes (organic heirloom taste the best!)

FRESH mozzarella

Fresh Basil

Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt

Olive Oil

Slice your tomatoes and cheese to about 1/4 inch and then just alternate them on the plate, using basil leaves in between, then drizzle with olive oil, and give it a grinding of salt and pepper, that’s all there is too it. This can be done with cherry tomatoes and square mozz as well there are so many variations but the tastes are the same and its a nice light salad. You can even go further and add some heat with some red pepper flakes if you like it. The best Caprese I’ve had was from Fabulous Catering in Minneapolis MN this past summer, the olive oil was infused with jalapeno!

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About Candace Reid

Candace Reid is the owner and author of My Serendipity Life. She is the mother of 3 and a college graduate having earned her Associates Degree in Business for Hospitality/Food Service Management. Candace is pursuing an AAS degree in Photographic Imaging from Lansing Community College. She also loves to blog about family, food, fun tech and travel. Email Candace


  1. I don’t particularly care for tomatoes but I love Caprese salad!

  2. We are having a little dinner party this weekend and that would be a great addition. Thanks for the tip, I love simple, tasty recipes like that.

  3. I could survive off this.. Love!

  4. Looks GREAT!

  5. Looks delicious!

  6. Caprese salad is my favorite Italian salad. Simple, yet so tasty. I love making this as a warm panini. Warm is just as good as cold. Yum!

  7. This is my favorite salad! I love adding balsamic reduction to it as well. And I recently had it as a panini and it was amazing!

  8. I have not tried Caprese, but want to. Your photo looks yummy!

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