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Classic Caprese Salad

Healthy Fact of the Day

Caprese salad is a nutritious and light dish that showcases the natural flavors of fresh ingredients. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that may help reduce the risk of certain cancers and heart disease. Mozzarella cheese provides a good source of protein and calcium, while basil offers vitamin K and antioxidants.

Ingredients

 

  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic glaze
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Arrange the sliced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese on a serving platter, alternating between each ingredient.

  2. Tuck the fresh basil leaves between the tomato and mozzarella slices.

  3. Drizzle the extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze over the arranged salad.

  4. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

  5. Serve the Caprese salad immediately, allowing the flavors to meld together at room temperature.

Indulge in the timeless elegance of this classic Caprese salad, where the harmonious trio of juicy tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fragrant basil create a masterpiece to elevate any occasion!

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