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Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad with Garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette

This Caprese Salad (or Insalata Caprese) is so easy to make and uses fresh ingredients. Plus, it looks beautiful when plated.

Categories Salad
Difficulty Easy
Keyword balsamic vinaigrette for caprese salad, caprese, caprese salad recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 221 kcal
Author A Sweet Pea Chef


  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large heirloom tomatoes sliced into thick 1/4-inch slices
  • 4-6 oz fresh mozzarella sliced into thick 1/4-inch slices
  • 6-8 large basil leaves whole


  1. Combine garlic, salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl. Whisk in olive oil. Set aside for 15-20 minutes.
  2. On a platter or plate, alternate and overlap a tomato slice, followed by a mozzarella slice and then a basil leaf. Continue until all ingredients are used.
  3. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar mixture over the tomatoes, basil and cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Caprese Salad with Garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 149
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.5g25%
Saturated Fat 6.6g33%
Cholesterol 33.6mg11%
Sodium 370.3mg15%
Carbohydrates 7.9g3%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 5.2g6%
Protein 10.5g21%
Vitamin A 650IU13%
Vitamin C 18.2mg22%
Calcium 230mg23%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.