Insalata Caprese – Easy, Healthy & Pretty

Here’s a dish that K and I recently included in an Italian-themed dinner we put together with some friends. I love it because it’s healthy and really really easy for how “pretty” it looks.  It’s also really delicious and refreshing – especially if you’ve got home-grown tomatoes. I just use salt and basil to bring out the flavor. My dad used to always salt tomatoes when I was growing up. I thought it was really weird. In this case, I don’t think it’s weird. It’s delicious. But he also salts watermelon. That one is definitely weird. I put my foot down there. :)


  • fresh tomatoes
  • fresh mozzarella
  • salt
  • basil


  1. Slice & salt tomatoes.
  2. Slice mozzarella.
  3. Arrange on plate.
  4. Sprinkle basil on top.

44 calories per piece

(assuming you’ve got 1/2” slices of tomato with 0.5 oz of mozzarella)


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