clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Layered Caprese Salad in a Serving Dish

Fresh Caprese Salad

  • Author: Sara Wells
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: varies


A layered salad of fresh tomatoes, cheese, olive oil, and basil.  No measurements are given or required for this rustic salad.  Feel free to make to taste!


fresh tomatoes, any type
fresh mozzarella cheese
olive oil
fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper
Optional: Balsamic vinegar glaze (reduction), Pesto


Cut large tomatoes into slices (cut slices in half if desired). Cut smaller tomatoes simply in half.  Gently remove any large amounts of pulp but don’t stress about removing all of it!

Layer a single layer of tomatoes into a serving dish. Break off bite size piece of cheese and place on top of tomatoes.  Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and minced basil.

Repeat these layers as many times as you like, do not toss. If desired drizzle with balsamic reduction/glaze (you can purchase this ready-made at the store, it’s different than balsamic vinegar).

Keywords: caprese, tomatoes