Citrus Caprese Salad

Citrus Caprese Salad


  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon orange oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 small large heirloom tomato or 2 ones cut into ¼ inch slices lengthwise
  • 8 ounces ball of fresh mozzarella sliced thin
  • 1 bunch of sweet basil leaves


  1. Combine lemon and orange zest and fresh lemon and orange juice in a small mixing bowl. Add olive oil and orange oil and stir well. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour citrus dressing evenly over the tomato slices in a medium shallow dish or bowl. Next evenly divide tomato slices onto four small plates. Top each tomato with a large basil leaf and one slice of fresh mozzarella. Season each plate with salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe: Foodista / CC BY

Photo: avlxyz on flickr / CC BY-SA

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