Smiling Caprese Salad Recipe -
Smiling Caprese Salad Recipe
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Smiling Caprese Salad

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"This no doubt is the easiest Caprese salad I have ever made, and it will make your guest smile! It screams delicious, plus you can make ahead of time which is something we all want more of. When making, you can also add all ingredients to a large resealable plastic bag. Mix and then pour into your serving bowls/glasses. Serve in a fun type of tall stem glass like a martini glass with some crostini on the side."

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  • PREP

    10 mins

    1 hr


  1. Stir tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and basil together in a large salad bowl; gently fold in mozzarella cheese ; season with salt and black pepper. Chill before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 25, 2012

This salad is freaking IN-sane. I had to hurry up and cover the leftovers as I almost ate the whole darn bowl on my own. Uh, YUM.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 21, 2014

Not my favorite recipe. I used tomatoes and fresh basil from my garden. Very bland.

Aug 17, 2012

Nice summer salad. Light and would go well with so many entrees. I used the fresh wet mozzarella cheese and used my judgement for the amount and used more fresh basil again using my judgement because I love fresh basil. I like to use white balsamic vinegar because it does not discolor lighter colored ingredients and also added some wrinkled black olives which I thought went well. This would be great as an appetizer with sliced grilled bread. (recipe made for *RECIPE GROUP*)

Aug 07, 2012

This is so good!

Jul 28, 2012

Recipe Group selection 7/28/12. This so easy to put together and so tasty. I had some bocconcini (fresh mozzarella balls) to use up so I used them in place of the cubes of cheese. Everything else was exactly to the recipe. This made a delicious lunch with some crusty bread. Thanks Cajun Girl, this is a winner we will enjoy again!

Aug 06, 2012

This one I added some Romano about good! Brings out all the flavors.

Jul 29, 2012

Made this for Recipe Group...YUM! Tomato salads are a summer staple in our family, so reading the ingredients I knew this would be a hit! I used grape tomatoes and white basalmic vinegar (my new favorite, lol). This had such a light, fresh taste and went great w/ dinner! We usually make ours right before serving, but I liked that this was chilled for a while to allow the flavors to develope...DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing. :)

Sep 07, 2012

I actually made this in to a pasta salad by adding some cooked orzo. It was awesome! I adjusted the vinegar and oil to my preference (less oil more vinegar) and it was great. Thanks


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  • Calories
  • 314 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 15.8 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 364 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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