Caprese Salad Tomato Stacks, or Insalata Caprese, is a classic Italian appetizer or salad made with fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, and basil leaves and usually drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This traditional dish has many variations; here is a beautiful variation for your light lunch or starter menu.

Are you looking for an impressive appetizer? Caprese Stacks is the one! It is a straightforward and oh-so-good recipe. Delicious fresh ingredients go into this recipe. Vine-ripened tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil leaves drizzled with olive oil and topped with balsamic. You will be thrilled you tried it. 

 

 

 

Caprese Salad Tomato Stacks

I adore Caprese salad Stacks, especially when the vine-ripened tomatoes are at their peak. I can’t get enough of this easy recipe in the tomato season. So simple to make yet incredibly perfect for serving family, friends, or dinner party guests. It pairs perfectly with most pasta dishes, eggplant, chicken, or veal parm.

 

 

 

 

Caprese Salad Tomato Stacks

  • Three tablespoons of Balsamic vinegar

  • Two tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • Three medium tomatoes, each cut into four 1/4-inch-thick slices

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • One-8-oz. ball fresh mozzarella cut into eight 1/4-inch-thick slices

  • Sixteen fresh basil leaves

 
 

Preparation

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

  2. Place a slice of tomato on each of the four small plates and 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.

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

  4. Serve immediately

 

 

 

Caprese Salad Tomato Stacks

Caprese Salad Tomato Stacks

Heidy McCallum
“Caprese salad or Insalata Caprese is a classic Italian appetizer or salad that is made with fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, and basil leaves and is usually drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3 Servings
Calories 128 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 Medium tomatoes Cut into 4- 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 8 ounce fresh mozzarella Cut into 8 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 16 fresh basil leaves

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, stir together Balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
  • Place a slice of tomato on each of the 4 small plates and 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.
  • Drizzle olive oil and balsamic dressing over each stack.
  • Serve immediately

Nutrition

Serving: 01Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0.3mgSodium: 208mgPotassium: 414mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1481IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Caprese Salad, tomato, Tomato Stacks
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21 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love this recipe Heidy! Sure wish I was eating it for lunch. This is my favorite salad.

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