Insalata Caprese I

    1 hour 10 mins

    This tastes like the salad that is served at a famous Italian restaurant chain in my area. It's perfect with fresh loaf of crusty bread. For the best flavour be sure to use fresh whole-milk mozzarella it puts the packaged varieties to shame. You can find fresh mozzarella in Italian delis, gourmet markets, cheese shops and some international grocery stores.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 ripe large tomatoes, cut into wedges
    • 400g fresh mozzarella cheese, diced
    • 1 large red onion, sliced
    • 1/3 cup (80ml) extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/3 cup (80ml) balsamic vinegar
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian basil
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, cheese, onion, oil, vinegar, basil, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss and chill for 1 hour. Serve on large platter.

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    Tomatoes and fresh basil are a classic combination! It doesn't get much better or much simpler that this - it's absolutely delicious! I decreased the onion and I probably could have left it out altogether. I plated this vs. tossing in all in a bowl. Plus, I NEVER chill it, but rather leave it at room temperature. It's so fresh and so good it could be a meal in and of itself! It's perfect with a a side a crusty Italian bread and a good wine. A definite crowd pleaser!  -  02 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    N.J. is known for growing the tastiest tomatoes in the country and we all know never to refrigerate these red beauties, as they will lose their flavor. After combining the ingredients, including garlic, I just let the mixture sit on my counter to absorb all the wonderful flavors. Ten minutes before serving I added the cheese. Thanks so much Kathy for a great side!!!!  -  28 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    So Good!!! Using fresh picked tomatoes and basil from our garden really make this dish. A summer long favorite at lunch or dinner.  -  11 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)