Caprese salad can be found in any Italian home or restaurant. This dish is loved by many, as it resembles and features the colors of the Italian flag. Caprese salad can also come in all shapes and forms, and is enjoyed at our family table on a weekly basis. We recommend enjoying this salad during the summer season when tomatoes are fresh and at their most flavorful time. Don’t forget to pair it with our Limoncello Margarita!

caprese salad

how to make a caprese salad


  • 1 – 2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 oz mozzarella ball, sliced
  • fresh basil leaves, ripped
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar glaze
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • baguette, ripped
ingredients for caprese salad


Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella to a desired thickness. In a circular motion, stack the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil leaves. Repeat this pattern until the plate is full, leaving a hole in the middle. Add the bread pieces to the middle of the plate. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, followed by seasoning with salt and pepper. Buon Appetito!

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notes for caprese salad

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This caprese salad is so good why only have one plate on the table? And these Sweese plates are perfect for making multiple salads. This salad is meant to be shared with the ones you love; the more the merrier!

caprese salad


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We are Elise and Evan and we're so glad you are here! Cheffing up tasty bites and sips is our love language and we are very happy to share these recipes with you. We both have valuable restaurant experience and have learned a thing or two about making tasty bites and sips. Through Carnelian Cooks we are sharing all of our tips and tricks! Please provide a comment or feedback below on any recipes that you give a try. 

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