Caprese Salad, Italian Salad Recipe

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad is a classic simple Italian salad that is consist of cheese balls, cherry tomatoes and wild rocket salad, drizzled in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. It is a simple and easy to make Italian salad to serve before your main.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 220 kcal


  • Oven
  • Tray
  • Mixing Bowl


  • 2 cups Cherry Tomatoes
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ tsp Salt and Black Pepper
  • 3 cups Baby Arugula Rocket
  • 1-2 balls Burrata Cheese
  • 2 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp Dried Basil For garnish


  • Preheat oven or toaster oven to 200 degrees C. On a small sheet pan lined with Aluminum Foil, toss the tomatoes and garlic with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil.
  • Add salt and pepper and toss to coat. Roast in oven for 15 minutes and set aside.
  • Place the arugula in the bowl or on the serving platter.
  • Drain the water from the burrata and add to the arugula then nestle the warm tomatoes with the mozzarella and drizzle the juice release from the tomatoes over the salad.
  • Drizzle with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar then season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Toss gently to coat if desired.
  • Basil leaves for garnish over the salad and serve.


  • For cheaper alternative, use mozzarella cheese balls to replace burrata cheese 
  • Serve with a slice of toasted baguette as garnish 
  • Toast tomatoes on frying pan over low heat if you do not have an oven at home 
Keyword salad, vegan, vegetables
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