Caprese Salad w/Heirloom Tomatoes

I bought these beautiful heirloom tomatoes at the farmer’s market and knew that I had to make Caprese Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes.  My basil plants are growing like mad, so this was the perfect recipe to trim them down.  I love fresh mozzarella and the combo of fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella is so simple, but delicious.  Definitely give this recipe a try!


  • 4 heirloom tomatoes
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, packed
  • Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • Fresh cracked pepper and sea salt for seasoning


  1. Slice tomatoes into 1″ slices.  Arrange tomatoes on a decorative plate.
  2. Slice mozzarella into 1″ slices.  Arrange mozzarella slices on top of tomatoes.
  3. Reserve a couple basil leaves for decoration and set aside.  Chop basil and scatter on top of tomatoes and mozzarella.
  4. Drizzle olive oil over the top and season with cracked pepper and sea salt.


Filed under Appetizers, Soup & Salad

17 responses to “Caprese Salad w/Heirloom Tomatoes

  1. Caprese salad is my all time favorite summer dish. You cannot beat fresh tomatoes. Heirloom tomatoes are even better. I bet this tasted amazing!

  2. what an easy salald to prepare! i haven’t even tried it and yet i already know i would love it 😀

  3. What a fast and healthy dish for the summer! Love this! 🙂

  4. I love caprese salad!! I make it all the time, but the other day we had really bad weather and Hail, the size of golf balls, ruined my basil! :((

  5. So beautiful! This is my favorite summer salad. I love your heirloom tomatoes.

  6. Such a lovely & bright summer salad.

  7. I broght Caprese salad to a 4th of July BBQ. This is always popular and so easy to make! I love heirloom tomatoes and your salad looks colorful and delicious!

  8. Nina

    Love, love the tomatoes and mozzarella. My all time favorite and your right, the fresh basil we have in the summer is the best flavorful thing in this world. Kara your food and photo always look so mouth watering.

  9. Liss

    This was so delicious when you made this salad for us! It’s very pretty and colorful too- great pictures!

  10. Simple yet delicious! Love it!

  11. This looks divine. I don’t even like tomatoes and I want to eat it. I should try this for my hubby.

  12. This is perhaps my favorite summer salad. Those heirlooms make it gorgeous!

  13. What an incredibly beautiful salad! Caprese salad is one of my absolute favorites around and just makes me think of the wonderful island of Capri and all the wonderful memories I have there 🙂 Hooray for heirloom tomatoes! And, I’m so glad you didn’t put any balsamic vinegar in this; I hate it when restaurants do 😦

  14. We can’t get heirloom tomatoes here, so jealous! I love all the different colours and sizes. Caprese is one of my all time favourite summer salads, so easy and delicious!! 😀

  15. Mom

    This salad looks so delicious!! Can’t wait to go to the Farmer’s Market and pick up some heirloom tomatoes. The colors are gorgeous!!

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