|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, meaning "Salad of Capri") is a simple Italian salad, made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, seasoned with salt, and olive oil. It was made to resemble the colors of the Italian flag: red, white, and green. In Italy, it is usually served as an antipasto (starter), not a contorno (side dish) unlike most salads.
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