If you’ve ever wondered how to make caprese salad, look no further! With basil, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and balsamic glaze, this Bocconino Caprese Salad is full of Italian flavor!
Do you have a go-to appetizer, no matter what restaurant you’re at? Mine is hands down a caprese salad. We have a family run Italian restaurant near us and I swear they serve the best caprese! It’s the first thing I order every time we go there.
There’s just something about the flavor combination of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, balsamic and basil that I love. Pair it with some good Italian bread and dipping oil and I could make an entire meal out of it!
What is caprese salad?
Traditionally, it is a simple Italian salad made of fresh sliced mozzarella, tomatoes and sweet basil, seasoned with salt, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. This particular bocconcino version has all of the same components, but uses small balls of mozzarella cheese (bocconcino,) and grape tomatoes rather than slices of each.
I love this recipe because it is so versatile. You could add in some cooked pasta for a flavorful pasta salad, or even top it with grilled chicken for a light dinner!
Because everything is mixed together into one bowl, it’s ideal to bring to parties and summer BBQ’s. It makes the perfect side for any meal, and it is super simple to throw together. What’s not to love?
Tools needed to make this fresh caprese salad:
One of the best parts of this recipe is that you need almost nothing! However, I really love these [easyazon_link identifier=”B01DDY263S” locale=”US” tag=”gogogogo03-20″]pour spouts[/easyazon_link] for my olive oil and balsamic vinegar bottles. It makes pouring simple without all the mess!
Recipes related to this easy caprese salad:
Easy Bocconcino Caprese Salad
- 2 7oz containers of brocconcini or ciliegine
- 3 C grape tomatoes
- 1/4 C chopped basil
- 3 T olive oil
- 2 T balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Balsamic glaze for drizzling, to taste