This ladybug caprese salad is super simple to make but looks fabulous.
So tasty, even the kids will clamour for salad! Great for a stunning dinner party appetiser or a fun lunch served with crusty bread.
It's a great way of presenting the classic tomato, basil and mozzarella salad known as 'Insalata Caprese'.
It is Italian in origin - traditionally, you would drizzle olive oil over it.
Here, it has black olives and balsamic glaze - a twist on the original.
I'm sure you will enjoy.
Watch the video or follow the photos.
The ingredients couldn't be simpler.
Tomatoes - small plum ones
Balsamic vinegar glaze or olive oil to serve
Crusty bread if having as a lunch, if not, just serve alone as a light appetiser.
Slice the tomatoes in half then slit them lengthwise to make 'wings'.
Slice the cheese in rounds.
Tear off medium sized basil leaves.
Slice an olive into quarters - chop one quarter into tiny pieces.
One slice of mozzarella cheese
One Basil leaf
One half of miniature plum tomato - sliced to make ladybug wings
Quarter black olive for head
Tiny pieces of olive dotted down back to make spots - drizzle with balsamic or olive oil to your taste
I would serve two tomatoes to a portion for lunch with crusty bread or one tomato as an appetiser for a three course meal.
There are some more great tomato and basil combinations here - they really do go well together. There are some fabulous combination for soups, so hot and cold are just perfect.The Herb Guide > Herb Recipes > Ladybug Caprese Salad
By Liz Alderson
These cute ladybugs will get the kids clamouring for salad. A great way of serving bite sized portions at a buffet or an amusing appetizer.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Main Ingredient: basil, tomato, mozzarella