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Insalata Caprese (Mozzarella, Basil and Tomato Salad)

I know it’s not summer and this is definitely a summer salad. But on a dreary winter day like today, the colors sure cheer me up. This is such a simple salad but tastes heavenly. The creaminess of the bocconcini is well worth the visit to a gourmet store. (By the way, the white colour and creaminess is because it’s made from buffalo milk.) But if you can’t stomach the thought, then fresh mozzarella is fine as well. Like I was saying…chase the winter blues away with some red, white and green!

Insalata Caprese
Prep time: 10 mins
Serves: 6

What you need:
6 medium, ripe Tomatoes
4 fresh small Mozzarella (Bocconcini) balls
1 Tbsp Lemon juice
4 Tbsp extra virgin Olive Oil
Handful of shredded Basil leaves
Freshly ground Black Pepper, to taste

What to do:
Slice tomatoes thickly. Slice mozzarella thinly and interleave with tomato slices and basil leaves. Combine lemon juice and olive oil in a small bowl. Mix well using a wire whick. Drizzle dressing over salad. Sprinkle with shreds of basil leaves and pepper. Serve!

P.S. This salad is best served freshly made. Tomatoes at room temperature bring out their flavor.


  1. It's one of my favorite salads and now you have me craving it!

    P.S: Swapna, the blog was such a surprise! Never knew you were a fellow foodie and one who can cook at that! 🙂


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