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Green Zebra Tomato Caprese Salad

Creamy white mozzarella paired with ripe emerald tomatoes and fresh basil, dressed with extra virgin olive oil, coarse salt and black pepper—Green Zebra tomato caprese salad will rock your summer table!!

Green Zebra Tomatoes alternating with slices of fresh mozzarella on blue print platter

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A twist of the classic caprese salad with its green, red, and white Italian flag colors, this caprese features green-striped zebra tomatoes and fresh basil. Those sweet, slightly citrusy green zebra tomatoes layered with rich velvety fresh cheese and thin basil ribbons–this caprese is beautiful and bright, the same caprese concept, with different shades of green.

Green Zebra Tomatoes, bufala mozzarella and basil-- Caprese Salad ingredients

Keep it simple:

The secret to a mind-blowingly tasty caprese salad is keeping it simple. Use the best tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil, and olive oil you can muster.

  • Absolutely build your caprese salad with fresh mozzarella that’s packed in brine liquid. Go for the best,  bufala mozzarella, made with buffalo milk and imported from Italy. You can also use domestic fresh mozzarella made with cow’s milk if that’s what you can get your hands on.
  • If you can’t find the green zebras, the hell with the hue–use juicy heirloom tomatoes.
  • Garden-fresh basil—of course!
  • Drizzle your assembled platter with an open hand of quality peppery cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil. Sprinkle liberally with coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

For the ultimate summer salad or appetizer, serve your green zebra tomato caprese salad with crusty artisan sourdough bread.

Green Zebra Tomato Caprese Salad arranged overhead shot

What is bufala mozzarella cheese?

Bufula mozzarella is fresh mozzarella made with buffalo milk, imported from Italy, packaged in brine. Before I learned about bufala mozzerella, I confused it with burrata, which is also a fresh Italian cheese. Burrata could be described as rich cream inside a solid mozzarella shell. Seek out Bufala, it’s the idea fresh mozzarella cheese for this caprese salad.

Green Zebra Tomato Caprese Salad notes:

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