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Campania, Italian
Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
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Recipe

The Italian name for this salad is insalata caprese, and it’s a shining example of the brilliance of Italian cuisine: a few fresh, simple ingredients at the peak of their season combined to produce exceptionally complex flavors. It hails from Capri, a small island off the coast of Naples in the region of Campagna, where my family comes from. Buy only the best mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and olive oil you can find to make this salad. It may be naturally fresh and healthful, but I have kept fat and calories to a minimum by keeping the olive oil to a minimum--only 1 tablespoon for 4 servings.

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 large red heirloom tomatoes, cut into large dice
  • 1 small red onion, sliced thin
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into large dice
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

In a large bowl, toss the tomatoes, onion, mozzarella, vinegar, olive oil, and basil. Season the salad with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately, or chill in the refrigerator until serving time.


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Nutritional Information

Nutritional information is provided by the author.

Fat 13.1g
Calories 184
Protein 10g
Carbohydrates 6g
Cholesterol 34mg
Fiber 1g
Sodium 417mg

 

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