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Insalata Caprese

A classic Caprese salad has colors that resemble the Italian flag. For extra zing, I add a splash of balsamic vinegar. —Melba Wilson, Murrells Inlet, SC
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 pounds plum tomatoes (about 10), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) fresh mozzarella cheese pearls
  • 1/2 cup pitted ripe olives
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Balsamic vinegar, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, mix tomatoes, cheese pearls and olives. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with basil, oregano, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. If desired, drizzle with vinegar.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 160 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 257mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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