Arranging Caprese on a plate

Caprese Recipe

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: n/a
  • Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 6 1x


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  • 3 medium-sized, ripe heirloom tomatoes, sliced into 1/4” thick rounds
  • 12 oz fresh Mozzarella, sliced into 1/4″ thick rounds
  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • Balsamic vinegar or Balsamic glaze for drizzling


  1. Layer: Arrange sliced tomatoes and sliced mozzarella on a large plate so that they overlap. 
    tomato and mozzarella slices for caprese
  2. Garnish: Tuck the basil leaves in between the layers of tomatoes and Mozzarella, using as much or as little as you’d like. Then, sprinkle a bit of kosher salt and black pepper on top.
    Arranging Caprese on a plate
  3. Drizzle and Serve: To finish the caprese, drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top, making sure each slice receives a drizzle. Serve immediately. 
    caprese salad topped with balsamic on a white plate


*We love balsamic glaze for caprese, as it is much thicker than balsamic vinegar, with a sweeter profile and richer flavor. 

*Nutrition facts do not include condiment amounts used to taste.

*If you enjoyed this dish, please come back and give it a rating 🙂 


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 84
  • Sugar: 1.4 g
  • Sodium: 422.3 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.8 g
  • Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 18.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.2 mg
  • Category: Appetizer, Main, Salads
  • Method: Assemble
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: caprese, salad, basil, tomatoes, mozzarella, vegetarian, appetizer, main dish, caprese salad