Easy, Breezy, Caprese

A simple Italian classic perfect for any appetizer.

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A simple Italian classic perfect for any appetizer.

Bella Rao, Columnist

Growing up in an Italian household, our meals ranged from deluxe Italian meals to simple, home-cooked foods like pasta. However, Caprese salads never disappoint. This recipe is as easy as an Italian recipe will get, and within just ten minutes, you can taste the authentic Italian culture yourself.


  • 3 ripe tomatoes (cut into ¼ inch thick slices)
  • 1 pound of fresh mozzarella (sliced into ¼ inch thick slices) 
  • 20-30 leaves of fresh basil
  • Olive oil as desired
  • Balsamic vinegar as desired


  • Layer the plate with the slices of mozzarella 
  • On each slice of mozzarella, place a slice of tomato
  • Lay some basil on each layer 
  • Drizzle with oil and balsamic vinegar 

After following these few simple steps, you should have a delicious caprese salad!