Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"The taste of any simple tomato-based salad is dependent on the quality of the tomatoes." Yotam Ottolenghi

The refrigerator light goes on...

You hardly need a recipe for this classic salad, but its success depends on the very best quality ingredients. This is where you want to use your very best full-flavored extra virgin olive oil, and I like the tomato to be perfectly ripe and super cold. I will usually chill the plates and assemble the recipe at the last minute.


Caprese Salad

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 1 salad

Cooking time: 15 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied but does not make good leftovers.

Caprese Salad recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 3 ounces fresh mozzarella (cut into 6 thin slices)
  • 1 large (8 ounces) chilled tomato (cut into 6 thin slices)
  • 8 large leaves basil
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. balsamic or white wine vinegar
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/16 tsp. salt

Layer the mozzarella slices alternating with the tomato slices and a whole basil leaf in a line or circle on a salad plate.

Chiffonade the remaining basil leaves and sprinkle over the top.

Top with olive oil, vinegar, and pepper.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 salads

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 170 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12g 16%
    Saturated Fat 5g 26%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 3%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
    Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 0% Iron 2%
Vitamin K 20mcg Potassium 300mg