Want to transform a simple salad into something extra special? Thomas Haughton shows you just how easy it is with this Caprese Salad recipe.



  • 8 plum vine tomato
  • 200 g good mozzarella
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • pinch of sea salt
  • grind black pepper
  • pinch of sugar
  • 20 ml 25 year old balsamic



  1. Slice the vine ripened plum tomato. Season with olive oil, sugar, salt and pepper and leave to one side.
  2. Thinly slice mozzarella into nice roundels keeping to a similar size and thickness. Put to one side with tomato.
  3. Make the olive oil and balsamic using the aged balsamic.
  4. To serve:
  5. Lay alternate layers of tomato, mozzarella and basil.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and olive oil.
  7. Finish with aged balsamic dressing and some crusty bread.