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5 Ingredients + 5 Minutes = Italian Caprese Salad

5 ingredient=5 minute= caprese salad

Quick get the TV remote. (check)

Quick get the Super Bowl channel on. (Check)

Quick grab the potato chips, popcorn, and cookies from the cupboard. The game is going to start in 5 minutes...

Wait just one minute! Have you guys forgotten so quickly? What about that New Years resolution? It is not even February and your get into shape resolution plans are foiled? Why?

Have no fear here is a 5 ingredient 5 minute special to a very yummy and healthy appetizer that will keep on track for those New Year resolutions and not let you miss one moment of that game.

Italian Caprese Salad: Serves 2 adults or 1 hungry teenager

  • 1 package of Fresh Mozzarella Balls
  • 1 bunch of cherry tomatoes or 2 sliced fresh tomatoes
  • bunch of fresh basil leaves washed and removed from stem
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
Step 1: Cut mozzarella into slices. Cut Tomatoes into slices.
Step 2: Arrange and alternate a slice of mozzarella cheese, then a tomato slice and then a basil leaf until it forms a circle. Continue with remaining mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and basil leaves.
Step 3: Drizzle some good olive oil on top, salt and fresh cracked black pepper.
Step 4: Serve Italian Caprese Salad alone or on top some hearty rye crackers. Enjoy the Super Bowl game!



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5 Ingredients + 5 Minutes = Italian Caprese Salad

By HWC Magazine  , , , , , ,   

January 29, 2012

  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 2 Adults or 1 Hungry Teenager


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  • This is my go-to lunch in the summer…Add a little champagne vinegar and let it marinate on the counter for a few minutes, and you’ve got a nice change-up!

    • Hello Marie, why just stop at the Champagne vinegar! A little toast of prosecco or chilled champagne on the side would go lovely. Take Care

  • A wonderful combination of my favorite flavors… I’m off to yoga this morning and need to stay on track (Fri night was a bit too indulgent)… thanks!

    • Dear Smidge, I am also feeling the wrath of the weekend. I think as we embark here on Monday morning, it is time to get back into the groove. The girls here in Asia are flexible, I mean SUPER flexible. I tried a yoga class this last year and was fun except for the time the instructor had to stay after to get me out of my pretzel knot. Have fun at yoga! BAM

  • This is my absolute favourite salad of all time! I ate it all through italy and though i miss the local cheese i still make it any time i can.. I can’t wait for basil again.. c

    • Dear Cecelia, Do you make your own fresh mozzarella balls from milking daisy? Living here in Asia the weather in temperate all year around so I can keep fresh herbs growing on my balcony all year around. Take Care, BAM

  • Wow, it looks wonderful! My favorite salad, also my favorite sandwich – caprese sandwich! Yum! 🙂

    • Serving up a lovely caprese salad with some of your homemade crusty bread from Sibella’s kitchen would be awesome! BAM

  • This is fantastic – what a quick and easy way to
    throw together a wonderful salad!!!

    Choc Chip Uri

    • Thanks Choc Chip Uru, yesterday we had a sunny 65 degree weather day in Hong Kong and a great day to enjoy some light flavors and enjoy the sun during game breaks.

  • This classic is definitely a winner! I love having it with buffalo mozzarella and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar too, yum o!

    • Thank you, a classic and with balsamic vinegar, extra yummy. Take Care, BAM

  • Love the colors and flavors of caprese!

    • I agree the colors of this dish are like a built in table decoration for your guests and quite yummy as well. You know the funniest thing is that if I ever just cut up tomatoes in a plain house salad my kids would never touch them. However in this salad, they love the tomatoes as each flavor really complements the other. Take care, BAM

  • Can’t beat the enjoyment of a simple salad, although I do add a splash of balsamic too.
    🙂 Mandy

    • Thanks Mandy, when serving to my teenage boys I leave out the balsamic or champagne vinegar. My boys like a meal as the topping for some hearty crusty bread and less like a salad. After all they are my bottomless pits, eat me out of house and home, teenagers. But personally, I prefer it with a splash myself.

  • Love a good Caprese, especially with buffalo mozarella. Tomatoes are so good for you too – that’s my kind of midnight snack.

    • Thanks Martyna, with all of our New Years resolutions about us this recipe sure fits the bill for low carb and tasty. Take Care, BAM

  • I make quite a lot this salad at home, i love all the flavours, soon I will post my recipe also, it is very similar…looks delicious…..

  • Oh good – I cant wait to see your pictures of your caprese! So yummy. Take care, BAM

  • yummy, I love caprese salads, and yours looks so fresh and tasty!

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