Easy Caprese Salad

Easy Caprese Salad

Healthy and easy Caprese salad is a must have on hot summer nights.  You can serve this up as a side dish to almost anything, but it can be a main dish is you are wanting to eat light.  I love using really large tomatoes in the Caprese to ensure that the mozzarella doesn’t overwhelm the dish.

I start out by putting about a tablespoon of olive oil on the base dish so the tomato can soak up a bit while its on the plate.  Extra Virgin olive oil is a nice light taste but you can use any kind you like or you can skip it.  I like to add the olive oil because I love easy ways to slip healthy fats into my diet.

Next you slice the mozzarella.  If you buy it in a ball it is easy and the size fits perfectly on a large tomato.  If you would like to add a pinch of salt and pepper prior to putting the mozzarella over the tomato -go for it!  After you top the tomato with your mozzarella, you can drizzle some balsamic glaze over the top and then just sprinkle it with basil-done!  You now have some Caprese salad to enjoy and you never turned on your oven.

Easy Caprese Salad

Healthy and easy Caprese salad is a must have on hot summer nights. You can serve this up as a side dish to almost anything, but it can be a main dish is you are wanting to eat light.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword caprese salad, easy meal, Italian food, summer meal
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 8 ounce mozzarella ball I used BelGioioso
  • drizzle balsamic glaze
  • 1 tsp dried basil more or less according to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste

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