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Caprese Salad

A healthy variation of the popular Italian salad

By: Shelly Arbib

Published: January 13th, 2011 in Culture » Food » Recipes

Caprese Salad

This simple salad from the Italian region of Campania is one of my favourites. The fresh cherry tomatoes and baby mozzarella balls are a nice variation to the standard recipe, and adding toasted walnuts helps give the popular salad a crunchy, smokey flavour.

Ingredients:

3 cups cherry tomatoes, cut into halves

200 gr mini mozzarella balls, cut into halves

1 stalk basil, chopped

½ cup walnuts

¼ cup black kalamata olives

5 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

½ tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

Preparation:

Add walnuts into a small pan and toast for a few minutes while stirring until walnuts get a slight darker colour. Transfer onto a plate and set aside. Into a salad bowl, add cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, olives, walnuts, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and mix well.

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