Caprese Salad. The 3 Ingredient Appetizer.

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Caprese Salad. The 3 Ingredient Appetizer.

Caprese salad is a simple Italian salad, made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and sweet basil, seasoned with salt and olive oil, it is usually arranged on a plate in restaurant practice. Like pizza Margherita, it features the colors of the Italian flag: green, white, and red. This easy, healthy choice is a great side addition to your main course, it goes well with a Steak Sandwich, Meatballs and any other lunch, it is also a good choice for an appetizer, you can also notice that Caprese Salad makes it to the top list of appetizer in Italian menus.

Caprese Salad: Ingredients

  • 250g Cherry Tomatoes
  • 100g Fresh Mozzarella Cheese (Bocconcini)
  • 3-4 Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste

The classic Caprese salad is often called, a 3 ingredient salad, where the key ingredients are tomatoes, mozzarella and basil leaves, there are also a lot of deviations from the classic recipe where pepper or vinegar is added, to keep the things simple and classic – I recommend sticking to the classic Italian recipe, especially if you are part of healthy weight-watchers community 

Caprese Salad: Tools

  1. Medium mixing bowl
  2. Wooden cut board
  3. Small ramekin
  4. Knife
  5. Table spoon

Caprese Salad: Instructions

Step 1: Wash and dry all products.

Step 2: Halve cherry tomatoes, cut bocconcini into bite-size pieces. Chop basil leaves.

Step 3: In a medium bowl, toss together tomatoes, basil and bocconcini, 1tbsp olive oil. Season with salt to taste.

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