Caprese salad on a plate!

Caprese Salad

This caprese salad recipe is a classic recipe with an optional twist of toasted pine nuts! This salad is a perfect side dish for dinner or a delicious lunch for any day of the week.

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 4 minutesTotal: 19 minutes
Fat 28 Carbs 9 Protein 23
Yield 4 1x


  • 4 large roma tomatoes, sliced 
  • 16-oz. Mozzarella cheese log, sliced into rounds 
  • 1820 medium/large fresh basil leaves
  • 2.5 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil 
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt 
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground pepper 

Optional 2-4 tablespoons toasted pine nuts


  1. Begin by plating the caprese salad. Layer the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil leaves on a plate or platter alternating between the three ingredients. 
  2. Once all of the ingredients are layered, drizzle the balsamic vinegar and olive oil over the ingredients. 
  3. Season the caprese salad with salt and pepper. 
  4. Finally, sprinkle toasted pine nuts over the whole salad. 
  5. Serve alone or with a warm baguette and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Calories: 378 Sugar: 3 Sodium: 418 Fat: 28 Carbohydrates: 9 Fiber: 2 Protein: 23 Cholesterol: 80
Author: Linley HansonCategory: SaladMethod: No BakeCuisine: Italian