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Fried Mozzarella Caprese Salad

Fried Mozzarella Caprese Salad


  • 8 ounce ball of fresh mozzarella
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of bread crumbs*
  • 1/4 cup of flour**
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tomatoes
  • tablespoon of olive oil

For the Pesto

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup of pine nuts or walnuts


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a pan on the stove top.
  2. While the pan is heating up, lightly beat an egg and mix together the bread crumbs, salt and pepper, and parmesan cheese in a small bowl.
  3. Add flour to another small bowl.
  4. Dip mozarella cheese into flour, then dip in egg, and then coat in the bread crumbs. Repeat until all cheese is coated.
  5. Put all cheese in together. Cook each side for about 2 minutes.

For Pesto Sauce

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor and mix until blended together.


* I used a gluten free all purpose flour blend.This recipe will work with regular flour as well.
** I used gluten free bread crumbs. Again, this recipe will work with regular bread crumbs as well.