Caprese Salad

The Ultimate Caprese Salad Recipe

Contributor: Amy Bowen

Find out why we skipped the balsamic vinegar reduction in our Ultimate Caprese Salad recipe.

  • Author: Amy Bowen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 2 Beefsteak tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced in ¼ inch slices
  • 1 tsp. olive oil (taste it first and make sure you like the taste of it. See Tip #6 here for tasting the oil)
  • ½ tsp. coarse flaky sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. coarse black pepper
  • 8 fresh basil leaves


  1. Arrange tomato and mozzarella slices in a single alternating and overlapping layer on a serving platter. Sprinkle with olive oil, sea salt salt, and coarse pepper.
  2. Using hands, tear up basil leaves and let them fall onto the salad. Do not add a balsamic vinegar reduction.