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caprese salad on marble dish on white wooden board

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad - the classic combo of juicy tomatoes, basil with fresh mozzarella with a drizzle of olive oil - happens to be low FODMAP. Five minute preparation and elegant enough for a party.

Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American & Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 10 Servings
Calories: 170 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson


  • 2 pounds (910 g) vine-ripened beefsteak tomatoes, (about 4 large tomatoes)
  • 1 pound (455 g) fresh mozzarella
  • 1/3 cup (5 g) lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Slice the tomatoes crosswise about 1/4-inch (6 mm) thick. Slice the mozzarella 1/4-inch (6 mm) thick as well.
  2. Arrange the tomatoes, mozzarella and basil leaves in an overlapping fashion on a big serving platter, using images for inspiration. Drizzle with olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.



  • This salad is ALL about the high quality of your ingredients. Only make this when you can source perfectly ripe tomatoes and impeccably fresh basil.
Nutrition Facts
Caprese Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 284mg12%
Potassium 34mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Calcium 229mg23%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.