Caprese Salad Tomato Stacks

Caprese salad or Insalata Caprese is a classic Italian appetizer or salad that is made with fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, basil leaves and usually drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. There are many variations of this traditional dish, here is a wonderful variation for your light lunch or starter menu”

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Caprese salad Tomato Stacks

  • 3 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 medium tomatoes, each cut into 4 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 8-oz. ball fresh mozzarella cut into 8 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 16 fresh basil leaves


1st step
In a small bowl stir together Balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

2nd step
Place a slice of tomato on each of 4 small plates sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Top each with a slice of mozzarella- then a basil leaf. Repeat layering one more time. Top each stack with a slice of tomato and garnish with basil leaves.

3rd step
Drizzle olive oil and balsamic dressing over each stack.

4th step
Serve immediately

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23 thoughts on “Caprese Salad Tomato Stacks

  1. lisalarocco says:

    Caprese salad has always been one of my most favorite salads, but I have never seen one as beautiful as this! I can’t wait for the tomatoes to come into season this year to try this salad out. Fresh garden tomatoes will make all the difference.
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture.


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