Insalata Caprese (salad in the style of Capri)
is a simple salad from the Italian region of Campania, made of sliced
mozzarella, plum tomatoes and
basil. It is seasoned with salt, black pepper, and olive oil.
Some variations include adding chopped garlic, parsley, and various sauces
(Balsamic Vinegar, Italian Dressing, etc.).
This dish is also known as a Tricolore salad due to its three colours, which
mimic the Italian flag.
Insalata Caprese (or Tomato and Mozzarella Salad) is prepared
by arranging alternating ½ in. thick slices of tomatoes and ¼ in. slices of
mozzarella on a platter, sprinkling with fresh basil leaves, drizzling with
olive oil, and then seasoning with salt.
caprese, made from mozzarella, tomatoes, olive oil and basil.