Caprese Salad

Looking down onto a pinwheel of sliced tomatoes and mozzarella sprinkled with basil.

Caprese Salad is a great option for the outdoors. The foundation ingredients can be varied for the style of your outdoor adventure. It can be used as a light meal or as a side dish.

When hiking, the individual servings of the mozzarella cheese and cherry tomatoes both travel well. For bigger camps, larger tomatoes and the pre-sliced fresh mozzarella are great options.

The bright colors of red tomatoes, white mozzarella, and green basil make a vibrant addition to any meal. It is perfect as a side dish for a wide variety of mains. The same toppings as those used to create a Margherita pizza.

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A close up of sliced tomatoes and mozzarella with sliced basil.
You can make as much or as little caprese salad as you need.
A close up of a plate of sliced tomatoes and mozzarella, sprinkled with basil.
You can slice the ingredients ahead of time then assemble them once you arrive to keep things fresh.
Looking down onto a pinwheel of sliced tomatoes and mozzarella sprinkled with basil.
Not only does Caprese salad look beautiful, it tastes great with fresh tomatoes and basil.

Caprese Salad Recipe

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Looking down onto a pinwheel of sliced tomatoes and mozzarella sprinkled with basil.
Caprese salad is a great option for the outdoors. The foundation ingredients can be varied for the style of your outdoor adventure.
Preparation 5 minutes
Ready in 5 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
CourseAppetizer
InfluenceItaly
DifficultyBeginner
MethodNo Cook
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Ingredients

  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 package mozzarella cheese
  • 1 sprig fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or reduced balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt to taste

Equipment

  • cooler

Directions

  • Slice the tomato and mozzarella into your preferred serving sizes, such as slices.
  • Slice or tear the basil into your preferred serving size, some people like large pieces but this can be overpowering for others.
  • On a serving plate arrange the tomato, mozzarella, and basil.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then sprinkle with the sea salt. Serve immediately. 

Nutritional Information

Calories: 224kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 13gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 942mgPotassium: 269mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1166IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 298mgIron: 1mg

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Outdoor cooking has been Saffron’s passion since she was young, often choosing to go camping and cook hearty meals over fire rather than stay inside, watch TV, and eat take-out. Today she is the driving force of Bush Cooking bringing the skills of cooking outdoors to thousands of people.

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