|Place of origin||Italy|
|Region or state||Campania|
|Main ingredients||mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, salt, olive oil|
|Cookbook: Caprese salad Media: Caprese salad|
Caprese salad (Italian: Insalata Caprese [insaˈlaːta kaˈpreːze], meaning "Salad of Capri") is a simple Italian salad, made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and sweet basil, seasoned with salt and olive oil. Like pizza Margherita, it features the colors of the Italian flag: green, white, and red. In Italy, it is usually served as an antipasto (starter), not a contorno (side dish).
Variations of Caprese salad may include Italian dressing or pesto in place of olive oil, or balsamic vinegar in addition to it. Olives may appear, along with rucola or romaine lettuce to augment the basil. Black pepper is sometimes added.
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