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Tomatoes, mozzarella and basil scalloped in a small tart pan.

Insalata Caprese (Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad)

This is the easiest summer salad and tastes like summer on a plate!
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 190kcal


  • Tart dish


  • 4 Tomatoes
  • 15 Basil leaves
  • 8 ounces Fresh mozzarella
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Thinly slice tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.
  • Arrange the tomatoes in a tart pan.
  • Wedge in the mozzarella cheese and a basil leaf between the tomatoes.
  • Drizzle with the olive oil.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes.



You can arrange everything in a scallop pattern like I did, or you can just chop the tomatoes and mozzarella and sprinkle over torn basil leaves. 
You can even stack them in little towers by placing a tomato slice on the plate, top with a slice of mozzarella, a basil leaf and then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 991IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 1mg