6 servings

Enjoy the flavors of summer any time of year with this fresh Italian salad that's quick and easy to prepare.

How to Make It

Arrange 4 tomato slices and 2 mozzarella slices on each of 6 salad plates. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper; drizzle with oil. Top evenly with basil.

Chef's Notes

In Italy, this is known as insalata caprese (Capri-style salad). It's best in summer, when tomatoes are at their peak. If you can get imported Buffalo mozzarella from Italy, use it, but domestic fresh mozzarella is fine, as well. Fresh mozzarella cheese is packed in water. It has a softer texture and sweeter, more delicate flavor than the regular part-skim mozzarella that is more commonly used in cooking for its superior melting qualities.

The Italian Grill; Rustico

Ratings & Reviews

cjmorgan6's Review

June 23, 2012
So light, fresh and delicious.

seaside725's Review

January 16, 2012
Wonderful recipe. This is my new go to salad!

1Woodlandcook's Review

Marc Gurtman
September 07, 2011
So good with heirloom tomatoes. Very tasty and light. Added a splash of balsamic which kicked it up a bit.

Marc Gurtman's Review

September 22, 2009
Delicious, light. Used domestic mozarella looking forward to trying with Buffalo mozarella