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Caprese butterfly salad

Difficulty: easy

Preparation Time: 10 min.

Cooking Time: 10 - 12 min.

Resting Time: 15 min.

Portions: 4 - 6

The caprese butterfly salad is an easy recipe to prepare with tomato, buffalo mozzarella and basil. Mediterranean aromas and flavors for a perfect vegetarian cold pasta from quick lunch to dinner with friends.


  • 320 g of butterflies

  • 3 red salad tomatoes

  • 150-200 g of buffalo mozzarella

  • basil

  • oil

  • salt

  • pepper

The caprese butterfly salad is a cold pasta that can be prepared in less than half an hour: a versatile recipe that you can make both for a quick lunch and for a dinner with friends.

In fact, just a few ingredients are enough to have a tasty first course: tomato, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil, thus recalling the classic Caprese, which in the kitchen lends itself to other fresh reinterpretations such as the Caprese pop.

The caprese butterflies salad is a quick and easy recipe: while the pasta is cooking, prepare the dressing. Once all the ingredients have been combined, just let them rest in a cool place for a quarter of an hour, so that they flavor well.


Phase 1

Preparing the caprese butterfly salad is quick and easy. Divide the tomatoes in half, remove the seeds, cut the pulp into cubes and collect them in a mesh colander, add salt and let drain for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the mozzarella into cubes, make it lose the whey and boil the farfalle in abundant salted water.

Phase 2

Drain the pasta al dente, pass it under a jet of cold water, carefully drained and pour it into a salad bowl. Add the tomatoes and mozzarella, some fresh basil leaves chopped by hand, season with two turns of oil poured slowly and mix. Let it rest in a cool place for 15 minutes, so that it takes on flavor.

Phase 3

Complete with ground pepper and other basil leaves to taste: the caprese butterfly salad is ready to be served.

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