Fresh and Healthy Caprese Salad Recipe

By Ted KallmyerUpdated February 1, 2024

If it’s late Summer where you live and tomatoes are in an abundance, this Caprese Salad Recipe is a great way to use them in a healthy and delicious way.

This recipe comes courtesy of my new book, Meal Prep Cookbook for Men.

Even if it’s not Summer, Caprese Salad is a fresh and aromatic side dish to accompany any meal or to just have as a healthy snack.

This recipe is designed to be used as a meal prep but it can be used for a family dinner or Summer BBQ as well.

caprese salad recipe

Caprese Salad

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This recipe combines the fresh flavors of cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, and balsamic.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Lunch, Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 311


  • 16 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese 2% fat
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil lightly chopped
  • 16 ounces ripe cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 5 tablespoons balsamic reduction preprepared


  • In a medium mixing bowl, place the mozzarella, basil, cherry tomatoes, and salt. Gently stir all the ingredients.
  •  Divide the salad among 5 prep containers and then drizzle the balsamic evenly over each. (Serve in a big bowl if using it for a family dinner or party. )
  • Seal and store in the fridge until needed.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 20g | Sodium: 515mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g

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