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Caprese Salad

by Giada De Laurentiis
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(1 review)
Prep Time
10 minutes
Serves
4
Beginner
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman

Caprese Salad

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Almost every summer, we take a family vacation sailing around the Mediterranean for a couple of weeks, and inevitably, we visit the incredibly beautiful island of Capri, in the Bay of Napoli. The people of Capri have coopted the classic tri-colore combination of tomato, mozzarella, and basil and called it their own: if these three ingredients define a salad, it's called Caprese. Lucky for them!

Caprese Salad

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Caprese Salad

Servings

4

Prep Time

10 minutes

Calories

253

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. This recipe originally appeared in Everyday Italian by Giada De Laurentiis, Clarkson Potter, 2005.
  2. Whisk the lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in the oil to blend.
  3. Cut the regular tomatoes into 1/4-inch-thick slices and the plum tomatoes into wedges. Cut the cherry, grape, and teardrop tomatoes in half.
  4. Arrange the tomatoes and cheese on a platter. Drizzle the dressing over. Sprinkle with basil and additional salt and pepper to taste, and serve.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
4
per serving
Calories
253
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
7 grams
Protein
11 grams
Fat
21 grams
Saturated Fat
8 grams
Cholestrol
38 milligrams
Sodium
482 milligrams
Fiber
2 grams
Sugar
4 grams
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1 comment

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    Donna Braun - Jun 09

    I plated this around a bed a finely chopped kale and topped it with the chicken from the CHICKEN SPIEDINI recipe. It was delicious! A definite have again. Fresh and summery.

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