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Making a fresh Caprese salad is the easiest salad you can make.  It’s also quite healthy, so enjoy this delicious Mediterranean dish often.  This is a simpler and more economical version of our Caprese Salad with Artichokes and Black Olives recipe that we posted earlier.

I think some people shy away from Caprese salad due to the large amount of Mozzarella cheese in it, but Mozzarella cheese is actually healthy.  It’s a powerhouse of protein and considerably lower in saturated fat than other cheeses.  It’s also a great source of calcium, Vitamin A, B-12, riboflavin, zinc, phosphorus and Omega-3 fatty acids. 

I don’t think I need to tell anyone that basil and tomatoes are healthy foods.  So give this a try.  With its high protein and low carb content, this is a food you can probably enjoy without breaking your diet if you are on the Atkins, South Beach or other high protein diet. 

Easy Caprese Salad Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

So easy you can have this healthy Caprese salad recipe made and on your table in just minutes

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Caprese Salad Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
  • 3 vine-ripe tomatoes 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 20 to 30 leaves about 1 bunch fresh basil
  • Extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  1. Layer alternating slices of tomatoes and mozzarella, adding a basil leaf between each, on a large, shallow platter. Drizzle the salad with extra-virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste.