Insalata Caprese

The summer season is when I truly crave Insalata Caprese (Capri-style Tomato & Mozzarella Salad) this dish because it reminds me of being in Italy during the summer time. Hot, arid days in Sicily bring out the best in Roma tomatoes, my favorite for this type of salad.You don’t need to be Italian to enjoy this incredibly flavorful salad, but you can feel like you’re on the Italian island of Capri (Caprese is the name to describe the island’s people or food) when you take a bite of it. Use only the freshest, seasonal, and organic ingredients for the best taste possible.

Insalata Caprese | My Halal Kitchen

Serves 4 


  • 4 Roma tomatoes or 2 large tomatoes
  • fresh buffalo mozzarella (milk from the water buffalo, also known in Italian as ‘mozzarella di bufala‘), or any other fresh mozzarella you can find
  • freshly picked basil, roughly chopped
  • Kalamata olives (optional)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt, to taste


Slice the tomatoes and the mozzarella to about ¼ inch thick. Place them in a circular fashion around your favorite plate.

Add the salt, sprinkle the basil and drizzle the olive oil just before serving.

Enjoy as an appetizer with freshly baked Italian bread or crostini.

This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission. MyHalalKitchen.com is a participant in the Amazon Services, LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Please see my affiliates disclosure page for more detailed information about the companies with who I am affiliated. 

Related Articles


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Get the latest updates & lots of FREE goodies!

Subscribe To My Quick Bites Newsletter

By signing up, you’ll be notified when new recipes and other tasty treats are cooked up in my kitchen!