When the days are longer and the temps hit 80*, I’m in the mood for BBQ. And salad. Caprese Salad to be exact.
Caprese Salad is always a go to in my kitchen. I love fresh ripe tomatoes, creamy salty fresh ricotta and fresh basil, all topped off with a sprinkle of salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic. I usually serve Caprese Salad arranged on a platter, but these orange tomatoes were so pretty, I really wanted them to show, so I decided to stack, hence the name, Caprese Stack Salad. And since I had a perfectly ripe, creamy avocado, I decided to add it also. Such a perfect combination!
Seriously, can it get any prettier? I think not! Caprese Salad, arranged on a platter is perfect for a larger gathering or maybe a BBQ, but if you’re serving just one or two, how about stacking it? Or, impress your guests at your next small dinner party and serve them a Caprese Stacked Salad.
Caprese Stack Salad
- Ripe tomatoes
- Fresh mozzarella I buy it in the gourmet cheese section at my local grocery store
- Ripe avocado sliced or cut into rings *optional
- Fresh basil leaves
- Olive Oil
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Slice tomatoes, mozzarella (the brand I buy comes pre-semi sliced), and avocados.
- Layer (or stack), tomatoes, mozzarella, and avocados.
- Top with chiffonade of basil, or if you prefer, layer whole basil leaves w/tomatoes, mozzarella, and avocados.
- Drizzle olive oil and balsamic over salad and sprinkle with salt & pepper (to taste).
Do you love the flavor of Caprese? Check out my other Caprese recipes…
Lily Lau says
What a tasty salad! You inspired me for tonight’s dinner, thanks for sharing this recipe with us 🙂
It was SO tasty! I don’t think you can go wrong with Caprese any time of year, with just about any meal!
I can’t wait for tomato season around here! The yellow heirlooms are my fave. This looks delicious Renee!
As soon as I saw those tomatoes at the store, I knew I had to make this! And the avocados were just as perfect!!
Dear Renee, these caprese stacks look beautiful. What a wonderful warm weather salad..this sounds delicious. xo, Catherine
Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom says
Oh my yes, this is screaming my summer love language
Liv @ Healthy Liv says
What a beautiful summer salad! The avocado is a pretty and unique touch. Just pinned and tweeted!
Heather Kinnaird says
this is one of our go-to summer favorites! pretty sure I could eat this every night
I am one lucky lady–I just was gifted a huge box of heirloom tomatoes and I am so making this asap