Mozzarella di bufala, orange and caper salad

Salads can be as interesting as you make them. Say goodbye to boring old lettuce and tomatoes as Michael Diacono makes a great salad with oranges, mozzarella di bufala and crispy fried capers. No lettuce and tomatoes in sight!

Mozzarella  di bufala, orange and caper salad

Serves 2


  • 2 mozzarella di bufala
  • 2 oranges, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • Few black olives
  • Pepper and smoked salt
  • 350ml red wine
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 star anise
  • Olive oil


  1. Prepare the dressing by boiling the wine with the sugar and star anise until it has thickened and set aside.
  2. Arrange the sliced oranges and mozzarella on a plate.
  3. Garnish with the black olives and season with the salt and pepper.
  4. Heat some olive oil and carefully add the capers. Be careful as they tend to splutter. Fry for 1 min till crisp then add to the salad.
  5. Drizzle with red wine reduction and serve.

This recipe first appeared on Gourmet Today TV, aired on TVM on 13 November, 2015.