Caprese Salad Caprese Salad

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Celebrate Italy's Tricolore flag with this salad's red plum tomatoes, green basil leaves and white mozzarella cheese. Though named for the island of Capri, the salad is actually found all over Italy and now Canada.

  • Portion size 8 servings



In food processor or blender, puree 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the basil, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper until smooth. (Make-ahead. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 4 hours; shake before using.)

Cut mozzarella into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices. Cut tomatoes into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices. On large serving platter, alternately layer cheese, tomatoes and remaining basil in concentric circles. Sprinkle with onion. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.)

Drizzle dressing over salad.

Nutritional facts <b>PER SERVING:</b> about

  • Sodium 182 mg
  • Protein 10 g
  • Calories 214.0
  • Cholesterol 38 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 5 g


  • Iron 3.0
  • Folate 8.0
  • Calcium 24.0
  • Vitamin A 16.0
  • Vitamin C 20.0
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Caprese Salad