Caprese salad

Caprese salade 5
Caprese salad
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A simple but deliciously tasty salad. I add a little bit of homemade pesto dressing, in combination with balsamic syrup or Pedro Ximenez syrup. Make sure you use tasty ripe tomatoes, then everything tastes twice as good.
5 van 1 stem
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Vegetables, Side dish, Salads
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 4 persons


to prepare the pesto

  • 1 clove garlic If you don't like the sharpness of garlic than first cook them a few minutes
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 50 gram basil use fresh basil but dry leaves
  • 20 gram Parmesan cheese grated
  • 20 gram pine nuts lightly toasted
  • 3 tbl spoon olive oil
  • 1 tbl spoon lemon juice depends on your taste…

the salad

  • 3 medium tomatoes preferably ripe
  • 10 leaves basil
  • 125 gr Mozzarella one whole piece
  • 2 tbl spoon olive oil
  • 1 tbl spoon balsamico or Pedro Ximenez syrup
  • black pepper and seasalt


to make the pesto

  • In a mortar, mash the garlic clove and pine nuts. Add the rest of the ingredients for the pesto and work everything in the mortar until you get a smooth paste. If you use an electric cutter, be careful that the blades do not get too hot. Otherwise the pesto will turn into a more brown color…

the salad

  • Cut the tomatoes into 3-5 mm slices and divide them over a plate. Cut the mozzarella into 3 mm thick slices and place them over the tomatoes. I like to just tear the Mozzarella apart and divide it into pieces over the salad. Add some extra basil leaves. Put some of the pesto over the salad. Cover with a bit off olive oil and the balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.


Caprese salade 1.1
I serve this salad in different ways. Sometimes as a lunch salad with a nice piece of fresh wholemeal bread, but usually in combination with, for example, a vegetable or herb omelet. That will make a complete dish…
Keyword healthy salad
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