Rustic Caprese Salad

Rustic Caprese Salad, Italian Salad recipes, easy family food

A lovely, super quick Italian salad recipe that’s perfect for lunch. Our rustic Caprese salad throws together buffalo mozzarella, baby plum tomatoes and basil along with torn salad leaves, sun dried tomatoes and black olives for a light but flavoursome salad. 

Delicious served with a ciabatta roll for an easy lunch. You could throw this in a lunchbox, just pack the dressing separately and drizzle on when you’re ready to eat. 

Rustic Caprese Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 2 as a main, 4 as a side

Rustic Caprese Salad

A super quick and tasty lunch recipe.


  • 2 large handfuls of salad leaves
  • 200g baby plum tomatoes - halved
  • 125g buffalo mozzarella
  • small handful of basil leaves
  • small handful of black olives
  • 4 sun dried tomatoes - roughly chopped
  • 2 tbs balsamic dressing - or mix up your own with Balsamic vinegar, olive oil and seasoning


  1. Scatter the salad leaves over the plate, top with baby plum tomatoes, torn mozzarella, basil leaves, olives and chopped sun dried tomatoes.
  2. Drizzle over the balsamic dressing and eat with ciabatta.
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Make rustic caprese salad your way
  • spice it up with some little piquante peppers.
  • skip the balsamic dressing and just go with classic sea salt and olive oil.
  • drizzle with green pesto.
How to serve rustic caprese salad 
  • Perfect for lunch with ciabatta roll.
  • Use to top bruschetta.
  • Serve as a side dish to pasta

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