Pesto Caprese Salad

Pesto Caprese Salad


Prep Time:  20 minutes
Cook Time:  0 minutes
Ready In:  minutes

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Yields or Serves:  6

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I love this traditional Mediterranean appetizer of fresh caprese salad with mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and pesto. This salad makes for a nice light lunch or as a side salad for dinner.

  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Fresh Parsley
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 1 Tablespoon Capers (Drained)
  • 6 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1 Pound Fresh Mozzarella Cheese (Sliced)
  • 3 Large Tomatoes (Sliced)
  • 1 Bunch Fresh Basil (Torn)
  • 8 Tablespoons Pesto
  1. In medium-size bowl combine parsley, dried basil, oregano, capers, garlic, olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  2. On serving platter or large shallow serving bowl arrange mozzarella and sliced tomatoes. Add torn basil leaves.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil mixture. Top with basil.
  4. Cover and chill in refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.
  5. Serves 6
  6. Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 0 Minutes Total Time: 20 Minutes
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Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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