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Garden fresh tomatoes and herbs tossed with mozzarella, along with basil in a two ingredient dressing of olive oil and balsamic vinegar might just be the most simple, most delicious salad ever!

Super Simple Caprese Salad

3.1 from 32 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pint grape tomatoes - cut in half
  • 8 ounces Mozzarella pearls or cubes
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves - torn
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper


  • Add tomatoes, cheese and basil to a medium size bowl. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl or mason jar, mix olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Pour over salad and gently toss. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss to mix. Serve immediately.
  • **Best served at room temperature. Can be stored in refrigerator for two days.