Simple Caprese Salad

During the summer season my CSA box is overflowing with juicy ripe tomatoes.

I’ve got a bunch of delicious tomato recipes to put them to good use. Here are just a few:

But, none are as simple and easy as a the classic Caprese Salad.

This dish combines the most notable ingredients in Italian cuisine: tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil and olive oil. I also like to add a little oregano to give it extra zing.

The main colors of the dish, red, white and green pay tribute to colors of the Italian flag.

When you eat this dish, it’s hard to believe that at one time in human history, tomatoes were considered to be a “wicked and poisonous food”. Oh my!

Well…truth be told, they are actually wickedly delicious!

Before tomatoes go out of season, get some fresh ripe and firm tomatoes to try this dish.

Ciao bella!

Simple Caprese Salad
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Recipe type: Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Recipes
Cuisine: food is medicine
Serves: 4 servings
  • 3 large ripe (firm) red and/or yellow tomatoes
  • 2-3 ounces fresh bufala mozzarella, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Fresh basil, torn into pieces
  • Organic olive oil
  • Pinch or two of dried oregano
  • Flaky sea salt
  • Black pepper
  1. Cut tomatoes into chunky bite-sized pieces and place into a colander for 10 minutes to let them release excess juice
  2. Put tomato pieces onto a large plate
  3. Place pieces of mozzarella in between the tomatoes
  4. Scatter basil onto the plate
  5. Drizzle with olive oil
  6. Add a pinch or two of dried oregano
  7. Season generously with flaky sea salt
  8. Add a dash of black pepper
  9. Eat immediately!