Caprese Salad

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Aug. 04, 2012

Watch Master Chef Gustav as he makes a simple and elegant version of a classic caprese salad.


Ripe tomatoes 8 Medium , sliced thickly
Fresh mozzarella cheese 1 Pound , thinly sliced
Fresh basil leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt 1 Teaspoon (preferably sea salt)
Pepper 1 Teaspoon , freshly ground
Basil oil 1 Tablespoon (Leveled) (for drizzling)
Chili oil 1 Teaspoon (for drizzling)
Balsamic vinegar 1 Teaspoon (for drizzling)
Parmesan crisps 8 Large (for garnish) (Optional)
Black olives 16 Large (for garnish)



1.Alternate slices of tomato and mozzarella on a platter.

2.Garnish generously with basil leaves, tucking some underneath the tomatoes.

3.Drizzle some olive oil, basil oil,chilli oil,balsamic vinegar and then sprinkle with the salt and pepper.


4.Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1407Calories from Fat 1078

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 122 g187.7%

Saturated Fat 37 g185%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2353 mg98.04%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.7%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 58 g116%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet