I love the fresh flavors of a Caprese salad: mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes, drizzled with balsamic. So “old country.” A pasta salad version couldn’t go wrong.
Did you know? Caprese salad is a simple Italian salad, made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil, seasoned with salt and olive oil. It is occasionally paired with arugula. The usual presentation is an arrangement on a plate. Like "Pizza Margherita, it features the colours of the Italian flag: green, white, and red. In Italy, it is usually served as an antipasto (starter), not a contorno (side dish) and may be eaten any time of day. (source: Wikipedia)
I adapted this recipe from one on Delish.com. Their version would feed a small crowd, but I am feeding two so I make a different quantity. I use most ingredients half of the original recipe, with one exception: cheese. I use the same amount of cheese for half the salad. Why? Because (repeat after me) “There is no such thing as too much cheese!”