Caprese Salad

Updated: Jan 16

The perfect appetizer for any party! Fresh ingredients make this re-imagined salad a must-have at social gatherings or dinners!

Prep time: less than 10 minutes

Cooking time: 0

Serves 4 to 8 people

Gluten/Soy Free and Lacto-vegetarian

Without any doubts this is a crowd pleaser at my parties. It will be at yours as well!

This is the most simple salad you can make with the biggest visual impact. It is fresh, sweet, tangy, crunchy and just plain good eats. The addition of fruits to the salad makes it a stand out and it is perfect for summertime celebrations and gatherings.

White Nectarines and fresh berries elevate this salad to the next level. However, you could use pears, apples, peaches, or any available stone fruit.

What is the flavor profile?

Sweet, savory, tangy, and creamy.

What ingredients will I need to make this?

white nectarines, Roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, strawberries, blueberries, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt & pepper.

What else will I need?

A cutting board and a knife.

Can I make substitutions and additions?


You can use any firm tomatoes for this as well as any stone fruit.


  • 2 White Nectarines (cut into 1/2 inch slices)

  • 2 Roma tomatoes (cut into 1 inch slices)

  • Fresh Mozzarella (cut into 1 inch slices)

  • Fresh Basil

  • 4 Strawberries (halved)

  • 8 Blueberries

  • Olive oil

  • Balsamic Vinegar Glaze (store bought)

  • Salt & Pepper


  1. In a serving dish, stack as follows from bottom to top: nectarine slice, tomato slice, mozzarella slice, basil leave, strawberry half, and top with a blueberry. Use a toothpick to hold it all together.

  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.

  3. Drizzle olive oil and the balsamic vinegar glaze on top.

  4. Serve cold.


Printable recipe (pdf) below:

Gluten Free Caprese Salad
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