As a rule a caprese salad is made with basil, mozzarella, tomatoes, olive oil and salt to represent the Italian flag. I took some liberty in shaking up the traditional ingredients a bit. Here is my version of a caprese salad. The smoked mozzarella and lemon juice add a bold yet delicious compliment to the zesty basil leaves.
Prep Time: 10 – 15 mins
Serves: A family of 4 – 5 if you love salads. Cut recipes in half if you only eat small salads.
5 oz baby Arugula
2 – 3 large Basil stems, leaves chopped up coursely
8 oz Smoked mozzarella cheese, cut in strips
6 – 12 small Tomatoes, cut in half
1 can of black Olives
1 large mild Onion chopped in rings
3 – 4 small Sweet peppers
Juice from half a lemon