Easy Caprese!

This is just a quickie post to remind you of the lovely, fresh and super easy Caprese salad you could whip for your summer BBQ. Only three ingredients are needed – and the dish is as pretty to look at as it is delicious to wolf down! Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil leaves do most of the work, but don’t forget about the importance of a good-quality olive oil and a scattering of sea salt flakes to finish. And, before I forget – please do not store tomatoes or basil in the fridge: both should be stored at room temperature.

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Carbs 2.3g | Fat 19g | Protein 11g
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Easy Caprese!

This is a super easy, crowd-pleasing side salad that take minutes to throw together. Use the sweetest, ripe tomatoes you can find and enjoy the dynamite flavours. (For my UK readers, scroll to the end of the recipe to see image ads of the products I use.)
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 as a side salad


  • 2 tomatoes (medium), trimmed and sliced
  • 120 g (4.2 oz) fresh mozzarella, drained and thinly sliced
  • 3-4 large fresh basil leaves
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • sea salt flakes
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • This lovely salad could not be simpler! Remove the mozzarella ball from the packaging and drain well on kitchen paper.
  • Slice the tomatoes thinly and lay out on your serving platter. Count the spaces in between the tomatoes and slice your mozzarella ball into pieces that can slide in between the tomatoes. I find the slicing the ball at a slight angle ensures that one fresh mozzarella ball (120g / 4.2oz) will yield at least 9 slices.
  • Season with sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper. (You wrap the salad in sling film up until this point if you want to make it ahead of time.)
  • Just before serving, drizzle over the olive oil and scatter with fresh basil (which should be sliced and scattered just before serving). You could tuck smaller basil leaves in between the slices, but I found this much easier and prettier.

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Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.3g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 19g
Easy Caprese!
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Caprese Salad (Keto)
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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                        223Kcal / 933kJ
Fat                                19g
Carbohydrates              2.3g
Protein                          11g


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