Caprese means “from the island of Capri” which is where this now famous salad originated. It is comprised of mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, oil and vinegar, representing the red, white and green of the Italian flag. You can make variations by adding ingredients or changing the presentation.
For example, we’ve laid it out in a line, alternating slices like this:
Or in a circle on a platter with an egg-shaped piece of mozzarella on top of the tomato slices:
We’ve added some avocado and mixed it all up into a salad like this:
Or with cherry tomatoes and a small mozzarella ball on a toothpick for a dainty little Caprese Kabob:
It’s amazing how versatile these few ingredients are, and we’re sure you’ll find a way to create your own beautiful Caprese Platter this summer. If you do, please share your photos with us!