Easiest 5 minute salad to make on a busy day.

Caprese Salad

Easiest 5-minute salad to make on a busy day.

Here is the easiest and quickest salad to make on your busiest day. Yes, it’s called a Caprese salad. Here’s how to make it in just 5 minutes:


  • 1-2 large ripe tomatoes
  • 1 ball of fresh mozzarella cheese
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1-2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella into even, bite-sized pieces.
  2. Arrange the tomato and mozzarella slices on a plate or platter, alternating between the two.
  3. Sprinkle the basil leaves over the top of the tomato and mozzarella slices.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil over the top of the salad.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

And there you have it, a quick and easy Caprese salad that can be made in just 5 minutes! You can also add a balsamic glaze or reduction for an extra kick of flavor. Enjoy! Brought to you by Food Edmonton and Don Reykdal the chef.

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