The simplest things are often the best. Try this healthy and colourful salad recipe today
Serves 4
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Simple, elegant and an all-time classic, the Caprese salad is one that’s easy to assemble – constructed of mostly tomatoes, mozzarella and basil – a fresh and easy Italian recipe.

Present the ingredients overlapping one another on a platter of choice if you’d like to serve it traditionally, or in a stylish toss like a normal salad if you’re short on time.


  • 900 g heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • 500 g bocconcini, sliced
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, sliced thinly


  • 1 shallot
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsps red wine vinegar

Arrange tomato, mozzarella and three-quarters of basil on a large serving platter. Drizzle with dressing and top with remaining basil and serve. Season with salt and pepper.



Place ingredients in a screw-top jar; season to taste. Shake well.

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