Insalata Caprese and The ICM Ingredient

Just a simple little recipe today before I announce the Ingredient for our Challenge Monday this week.  I know we have been away for a few weeks, but we’re back and there are a few exciting things happening behind the scenes with ICM (there will be announcements soon!).

This is the one of the easiest things to make, and one of my favorite ways to use basil.

Insalata Caprese

1 lb fresh mozzarella, sliced about 1/4″ thick

3 ripe tomatoes, sliced

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves

Balsamic vinegar, for drizzling

Coarse salt


Layer the mozzarella, tomatoes and basil leaves.  Drizzle the vinegar, then plenty of salt and pepper.


If you don’t like balsamic vinegar, you could just use some extra virgin olive oil.

Onto Ingredient Challenge Monday.

This week’s ingredient is….



Can’t wait to see what Sunny at And Love It Too! comes up with!  Check back with us tomorrow to see both of our recipes.


~Dixie Chik~


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    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Kate@Diethood

    And that’s what I’m about to fix me up for lunch! DELICIOUS IDEA!

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks Kate!

  2. Beth Michelle

    I love caprese. Definitely a top 5 salad for me. Anything that is that good and easy to put together is perfect!

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks for stopping by Beth!!

  3. Happy When Not Hungry

    I love this salad too! It’s so simple, but the ingredients complement each other so nicely. Yum!

    1. Dixie Chik

      Yes, they do! One of my favorite salads. 🙂

  4. Karen

    Doesn’t caprese salad just scream summertime?? I could eats mountains of it!

    I SO miss my meyer lemon tree…moving away from it was so hard!!!

    1. Dixie Chik

      I absolutely love meyer lemons. Thanks Karen!!

  5. This is my favorite way to eat tomatoes! There’s a restaurant in KC that my mom and I used to go to when she visited and we would request this salad even after they took it off the menu.

    1. Dixie Chik

      Can’t wait for summer tomatoes!! Thanks for visiting!

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