What to serve with Caprese Salad? The best dishes to serve with Caprese Salad are grilled meat, garlic bread, pasta, or a charcuterie board.

beautiful summer caprese - what to serve with it
Friends, what do you serve with Caprese Salad? Our Caprese Salad recipe (below) is made up of summer produce, deconstructed with strawberries, apricots, burrata cheese, prosciutto, and fresh basil. When putting together a summer menu, you may ask what to serve with Caprese Salad? You may want to serve it with this creamy caprese pasta salad, bread, foil pack dinners, or a snack dinner, like this charcuterie board.

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a fruit caprese salad

Dinner ideas with Caprese Salad?

There are many summer recipes that are delicious to serve with Caprese Salad, like pizza, steak, wraps or sandwiches. Because our salad has fruit in the recipe, you sort of get a “two for one” salad of veggies and fruit in our recipe. It’s always a winner, and soon to be gobbled up at every party!

caprese salad with nectarines

Why we love this recipe

  • It’s healthy and gorgeous.
  • The ultimate summer salad.
  • It can be made in less than 5 minutes.
  • Crowd-pleaser!

Tomatoes are full of vitamin C, That’s really the only thing in this line/paragraph that answers your question. and we love this salad in the summer with fresh basil and a soft mozzarella cheese. We use burrata cheese, so pillowy soft and tender. Add a drizzle of balsamic glaze for an option, or you can sprinkle the salad with sea salt.

summer caprese salads

Caprese Salad ingredients:

  • Heirloom tomatoes or grape tomatoes
  • Fresh mozzarella, sliced (or burrata balls)
  • Nectarines: (or use peaches)
  • Strawberries
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic glaze or balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt + fresh cracked black pepper
  • Basil leaves cut into ribbons
  • Prosciutto
  • Cherries (optional)

strawberries and basil and cheese

How do you make a Caprese Salad?

  1. Cut heirloom tomatoes into thick slices. If using cherry tomatoes, add whole, or cut in half.
  2. Layer with fresh mozzarella slices, or if using burrata, place the balls in a row and with your fingers or a spoon, spread them open (will be gooey).
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze or vinegar.
  4. Generously sprinkle with salt and fresh cracked pepper.
  5. Layer with fresh basil leaves. Optional to chop the basil and sprinkle on top.

What to serve with deconstruced Caprese Salad?

What main dish do you serve with Caprese Salad?

What to serve with Caprese Salad?

How are you supposed to eat Caprese Salad?

There’s no other way to eat Caprese Salad, than with a fork. You layer the ingredients (or deconstruct them in rows), and then plate the ingredients and eat with a fork. You will need a fork to cut the cheese and pieces of tomatoes, usually eaten together in one bite.

mozzarella cheese and nectarines

What kind of mozzarella is used in Caprese Salad?

We use the pillowy soft balls of burrata (otherwise known as mozzarella cheese) in our Caprese Salad recipes. Burrata is made with buffalo milk, cow’s milk, or a combination, but inside the States, it will be made with 100 percent cow’s milk.

tomatoes and cheese

What are the best tomatoes for salads?

We used smaller tomatoes in our salad, but you can also use cherry tomatoes.

You can buy them on or off the vine, and they range from a bit smaller than a cherry to about double in size. They are the perfect tomato for fresh summer salads.

Heirloom Tomatoes

For years we grew quite a variety of heirloom tomatoes in our backyard. You can also buy them at the local farmer’s market in the summertime. Make an Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad with balsamic glaze or balsamic vinegar, both of which give it a punch of flavor.

The balsamic glaze can be found at Delallo online or in the grocery stores. It’s a thicker and sweeter than balsamic vinegar. We’ve tried other brands, and Delallo is nice and thick (they have the best flavors).

ENJOY!

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Caprese Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 8
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Ingredients
 

  • 3-4 heirloom tomatoes or grape tomatoes
  • 16 ounces fresh mozzarella sliced, or burrata balls
  • 2-3 nectarines, sliced (or fresh peaches)
  • 1-2 cups fresh strawberries
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic glaze or balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt + fresh cracked black pepper
  • 12 basil leaves cut into ribbons
  • 6 oz prosciutto
  • Cherries, pitted and cut in half (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Cut heirloom tomatoes into thick slices. If using cherry tomatoes, add whole, or cut in half.
  • Layer with fresh mozzarella slices, or if using burrata, place the balls in a row and with your fingers or a spoon, spread them open (will be gooey).
  • Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze or vinegar.
  • Generously sprinkle with salt and fresh cracked pepper.
  • Layer with fresh basil leaves. Optional to chop the basil and sprinkle on top.
Cuisine: American
Course: Salad
Calories: 353kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 59mg, Sodium: 504mg, Potassium: 270mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 927IU, Vitamin C: 18mg, Calcium: 297mg, Iron: 1mg
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caprese salad on platter with cherries