Mini Caprese Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1 lemon, juiced

1 small clove garlic, grated or minced

1 cup basil leaves, about 20 leaves, plus a few for garnish

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes, multi colored if available, halved

1 cup bocconcini (bite-sized fresh mozzarella balls), drained, halved

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine lemon juice, garlic, basil in food processor or blender, process and stream in extra-virgin olive oil to form a smooth dressing. Combine tomatoes, cheese and dressing in a bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Garnish with a few torn basil leaves.