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Fresh Caprice Salad Recipe with Arugula

Salad recipes are popular because our bodies know what it takes to keep us healthy. A Caprice Salad with arugula stacked in tower form includes fresh tomatoes, colorful arugula, red lettuce, fresh mozzarella, and basil. Every time we eat salad, we deliver important nutrients to our systems. Something about eating raw vegetables and salad helps vitamins and minerals stay in the bloodstream. You already know herbs increase the antioxidant level in salads and certain spices like ginger, anise, roasted garlic, and cinnamon, called super spices, are quite healthy.

Add chopped oregano to your lemon vinaigrette dressing boosts antioxidants. The same goes for chopped basil in Italian salad dressing. Some salads keep your eyes healthy. Perhaps you get tired of hearing about leafy green vegetables like collard greens, kale, and spinach. Those three greens are high in an antioxidant known as lutein. Lutein filters out rays of light that harm the eyes by causing free-radical damage. That protects the eyes from macular degeneration, an extremely terrible eye condition, and the leading cause of blindness in people over 65.

Salad recipes fight stress with vitamin B. Physical, emotional and mental stress depletes the body’s store of B vitamins, especially B6, B12, and folate. Many types of lettuce have lots of B vitamins. Lots of vegetables and fruits we use in salad pack B vitamins, like spinach, asparagus, broccoli, potatoes, papayas, mushrooms, and bananas. If you are feeling down, certain salad recipes can take care of that, too. Low levels of folic acid allow you to feel blue. Fix a salad with beans, spinach, broccoli, and asparagus, foods that hold a lot of folic acid.

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Summary: Your friends and family will be amazed at how delicious this salad looks and tastes. Enjoy the freshness of the season with even more incredible salad recipes designed to keep your family healthy and happy.
Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
Prep time: 
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  • 1 bunch Arugula
  • 1 bunch red lettuce
  • 4 Beefsteak tomatoes
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese (in a ball)
  • Fresh basil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  1. Wash the arugula and red lettuce well. Place it on paper towels or racks so it dries.
  2. Wash and cut the top edge off the tomatoes. If the bottom of the tomato is too rounded to hold steady, trim a bit off the bottom. Slice each tomato horizontally across the center. Cut each of those halves once more.
  3. Wash and chop the basil. Mix it with the mozzarella cheese and roll the cheese back into a ball. Cut 12 slices, each ⅓ - inch thick.
  4. Arrange the arugula and lettuce on 4 salad plates. Reserve some for the garnish (see picture).
  5. Layer the tomato slices and basil mozzarella, with the tomato bottom set on the arugula and the tomato top as the last layer. Garnish with arugula on top. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste.
This elegant salad is simple and easy to make. The flavor is stupendous. Mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes combine their goodness to create an incredible tower of freshness. Use your favorite brand of balsamic vinegar for the dressing, adding a bit between each layer. You might see other versions of this salad with the ingredients laid out in rings around the plate. If you have fresh cucumbers, peel and slice them and insert them between the tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.

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This delicious salad requires a knife and fork for slicing. When thinking creativity, consider creating this delicious salad. Named Caprice Salad instead of Caprese Salad, the individual towers of salad is an unexpected action, but a welcome idea. Begin with a layer of red lettuce and green arugula on each plate and start building. You will want to garnish the tower of large tomatoes and fresh mozzarella with basil just right, so save some arugula for the top of each salad you build. This salad is good any day and thanks to red, green, and white, makes a festive December salad.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.

I have collected lots of salad recipes all in one place, to make finding the perfect salad for the occasion as convenient and easy as possible. Making a special salad can take as few as 5 minutes or you might be using freshly grilled seafood or meat as some of the ingredients, or adding other special touches.

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