How to Make Caprese Salad (Recipe)

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Caprese Salad Recipe

How to Make Caprese Salad

I’m used to cooking and baking for my family. Usually with the little one on my mind. But sometimes you need something a bit more adult. Krista from Everyday Mom’s Meals has a recipe to teach me how to make Caprese Salad. It’s something I’ve never made before but I’m intrigued! I think it could be great to make for a staying in date night for J!

Caprese Salad Recipe with Caper Vinaigrette

From Makes 4 servings.

What you need:

  • 2 large slicing tomatoes, cut into 4 slices each
  • 16 oz. ball mozzarella cheese, sliced into 8 slices
  • 1/4 c. fresh basil, cut into thin “ribbons”
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested,
  • 1 TBS capers, drained and divided
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

What you do:

  • On small salad plates, stack 2 slices of tomato and 2 slices of cheese, alternating each.
  • With each layer, season with a little salt and pepper.
  • In a blender, combine oil, lemon juice, zest and 1/2 TBS capers.
  • Blend until smooth. (If made ahead, chill until ready to serve)
  • Drizzle each tomato and cheese stack with dressing.
  • Top with basil ribbons and capers.

*NOTE* My mozzarella came in a log, so I chose to do half-moon shapes and increase the tomato slices by one.

What is your favorite recipe or food that can be prepped ahead of time?


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