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Italian Caprese Chopped Salad

This Italian Caprese Chopped Salad was an absolute hit last night at dinner.  It’s slightly time consuming to cut each baby tomato, but totally worth it!  It goes great with my Citrus Marinated Flank Steak!

You will need a better fruit and vegetable chopper for making Italian Caprese Chopped Salad.

 

Italian Chopped Caprese Salad

Ingredients

Toss all ingredients together and serve!

 

 

Variations of Italian Caprese Chopped Salad

 

There are a number of variations on the Italian Caprese chopped salad, some of which are as follows.

  • Classic Caprese: fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Arugula Caprese: adds arugula to the classic recipe for a peppery kick.
  • Caprese Salad with Avocado: a classic recipe with the addition of avocado for extra creaminess and taste.
  • Pesto Caprese: adds pesto sauce to the classic recipe for extra flavour.
  • Grilled Caprese: adds grilled vegetables such as eggplant, zucchini and peppers to the classic recipe.
  • Fruit Caprese Salad: adds fruit like strawberries, blueberries or figs to the classic recipe.
  • Quinoa Caprese Salad: adds quinoa as a base for a more satisfying and nutritious salad.
  • Cucumber Caprese: adds cucumber to the classic recipe for crunch and freshness.

Can you make caprese salad ahead of time?

It is best to serve Italian caprese chopped salad but you can make it ahead of time. You can make it and keep it in the fridge for 2-3 days in an airtight container. 

Do you eat caprese salad with a fork?

You can eat caprese salad with a fork or a spoon. There are no set standards. However, fork is a better choice for this salad. 

Is caprese salad keto?

 

Because caprese salad is low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats from olive oil and protein from mozzarella cheese, it can be part of a keto diet. The main ingredients in a classic Caprese salad are tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and olive oil. All of these are keto-friendly.

However, some Caprese salad variations, such as those with added fruit, quinoa or other grains, may not be suitable for ketogenic dieters.
It’s always a good idea to have a look at the ingredients and be mindful of the portion size.
It’s also worth remembering that while the salad itself may be keto-friendly, a side of bread or crackers served with it may not be.

 
 
 
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This page was last updated on January 19, 2023.

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27 Comments

  1. I’m confused by 1 cups balsamic. I did 1 cup and it became balsamic soup with a side of caprese…please advise. Xoxo

  2. hi! is this better if tossed right before serving or if it sits? i am going to bring for a potlock and can either toss at home in the morning and then it’ll be served about 5 hours later, or i can toss it right before.

    thanks!

  3. This was fabulous and a big hit at a potluck. Not only was it quick and easy, but so delicious! Thank you for such an elegant idea that was so easy.

  4. Just mixed this up to take to mom’s group tonight. I wish I would have waited to put cheese in, vinegar turned it a weird color. But taste yummy.

  5. Make this with balsamic glaze (in the grocery aisle by the oils and vinegars, usually in a squeeze bottle) instead of balsamic vinegar, and your guests will practically lick the bowl. Ridiculously good.

  6. I made this salad for a recent cookout. Although the taste was delicious, the Mozzarella Cheese pieces turned a brown color after adding the Balsamic Vinegar. Looked nothing like the picture. Thank goodness I had some diced cheese left over and sprinkled that over the top to make the dish look more like the picture.

  7. I used white balsamic reduction (glaze), in the vinegar aisle of the grocery store. It was do delicious, and it didn’t discolor the mozzerella. This is my new go-to pot-luck dish!

  8. Looks so yummy, but I can’t find the recipe for the Italian Caprese Chopped Salad. ☹️

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