Caprese Sliders served on a Summer Caprese Slider Board comes together quickly, with fruit, and cookies, rolls, cheese, tomatoes, balsamic glaze, and basil!

an oval board filled with caprese sandwich ingredients

Friends, looking for a quick and easy recipe with a fresh, seasonal twist? If you love tomatoes, then grab my Caprese Sliders recipe and serve a beautiful board. You can get more “the big board” inspiration and recipe ideas on my blog.

woman holding a tray of caprese sandwich slider ingredients

The creamy fresh mozzarella cheese, melted on a garlic toasted bun, with juicy sweet tomatoes and fresh basil? The sliders are sublime!

Let’s just say, this summer, branch out and try something new! Try a new way of hosting, and invite some new neighbors or friends over, even if it’s scary.

oval platter of deconstructed caprese sandwich slider ingredients

This is fun—let guests make their own sliders!

TIP: Make sure the rolls are toasted ahead of time (best served warm so the cheese melts). DELISH!

I was reading in the most recent Magnolia Journal, from Joanna Gaines … “Trusting that instinct to move when we’re compelled, to try something that might scare us, in exchange for the thrill that may await on the other side, to invite courage over comfort—these are the very moments we set out to celebrate!”

close up caprese sandwich slider

She goes on to say that these past months, we all have learned so much about ourselves. That risk changes us, reality has shifted for us, and that most likely we are different people today.

I know I am.

Our parties are smaller. Our gatherings mean more to me than ever. Relationships are essential, and during these times we need each other more than we know.

“Risk can look like unearthing the courage to stay in place. It can mean daring to hold steady and keep space for people and things you care deeply for.”

a roll with tomato, mozzarella cheese, and basil leaf

Easy Caprese Sliders

These Easy Caprese Sliders are the best healthy sliders, you will ever taste. Not to mention the easiest to make. They come together quickly, and the whole family loves these. I also like these for a light and delicious lunch, for those busy days.

making a caprese slider, a hand drizzling balsamic glaze over the tomato

How to make a Caprese Slider Board:

1. Make this easy recipe: Vegetarian Caprese Sandwich Sliders.
2. Prepare a board with your favorite snacks, fruit, and sliders.
3. Set it out with drinks. Ask your guests to bring a dessert.

2 hands holidng a caprese slider

Or, you can make Mom’s Brownies, or my mom Millie’s Old Fashioned Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream for dessert.

Caprese Sliders (a small version of a sandwich), are so easy to whip up, and they’re even delicious left over! (In case you make too many, don’t worry, they are great heated up and will be devoured later!)

caprese slider sandwiches on a platter

Can you substitute mozzarella for other cheese?

There’s nothing better than stringy, melted fresh mozzarella (my favorite), but Burrata is also amazing! Have you tried Burrata?

You can also try other white cheeses (thickly sliced), like provolone or Monterrey Jack, which will work in a pinch if you can’t run to the store.

Looking for more caprese recipes?

If you love this food combo, you may also want to try these recipes:

Caprese Crostini Board Recipe

Trader Joe’s Caprese Mini Pancake Skewers

Avocado Caprese Bites

So add your fresh mozzarella, fresh cracked pepper, and a basil leaf and slice of tomato, together on your toasted, garlicky French roll.

SIDE NOTE: Make sure you have enough, because I promise they will be quickly eaten by anyone at your party! :)

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Summer Caprese Slider Board

Let guests make their own caprese slider!

Ingredients

  • 12 3x3 inch french rolls, sliced
  • 12 thick mozzarella slices
  • 12 thick slices of tomato
  • 12 large basil leaves
  • 24 mini chocolate chip cookies
  • Blue corn tortilla chips
  • Yogurt cucumber dill dip
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Fresh cherries + a couple apricots

Instructions

  • Slice the rolls in half and drizzle with olive oil; rub garlic cloves on each side. Add sea salt.
  • Broil for 1-2 minutes. Place on one side of a large board or tray.
  • On a large plate, arrange the tomato and cheese slices and fresh basil. Put in the middle of a board.
  • Place the balsamic glaze in a small bowl and set it in the middle of the tomatoes and cheese (with a spoon for drizzling).
  • Add yogurt dip to a small bowl and place on the tray.
  • Around the outside, place the cookies, cherries, apricots, and chips. Serve!
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oval platter of deconstructed caprese sandwiches

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