Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad Recipe

Heirloom tomato caprese salad recipe

Indulge in the simple flavor of this heirloom tomato caprese recipe. Featuring a delightful trio of Aunt Ruby, Orange Strawberry, and Pink Oxheart tomatoes, each bite promises a burst of vibrant freshness.

Enhanced by the creamy texture of fresh mozzarella and the aromatic essence of basil plucked straight from my backyard, this dish is perfection on a plate.

Heirloom tomato caprese salad recipe

photography by Asharae Kroll of This Wild Season

I had the pleasure of contributing to a delightful outdoor dinner alongside the talented teams at This Wild Season, Twin Stripe, and Feast+West. The experience was enjoyable and rewarding, as our collaborative efforts resulted in a memorable culinary affair. 

Now, we are excited to extend the joy of that evening to you by sharing the recipes that graced our communal table. Each dish holds a piece of our shared experience, infused with creativity, passion, and a touch of whimsy. 

We invite you to recreate the magic in your kitchen and savor the joy of shared meals and shared memories.

Heirloom tomato caprese salad recipe

One of the beautiful things about tomato caprese salad is its simplicity. It takes just a few minutes to create and the fresh flavor is fantastic. And our gluten-free guests were able to eat it, another huge plus. 


Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad Ingredients

  • 3 large heirloom tomatoes
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Fresh basil
  • Salt, Pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste

How to Make a Tomato Caprese Salad

Layer slices of tomato, mozzarella, and basil on a long platter. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic to taste, season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Heirloom tomato caprese salad recipe

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes heirloom tomato caprese special?

Heirloom tomato caprese is special because it showcases the vibrant flavors and colors of heirloom tomatoes, paired with creamy mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. It’s a simple yet elegant dish that celebrates the best of seasonal produce.

Do I have to use fresh mozzarella for caprese?

While fresh mozzarella is traditional for caprese, you can use other types of cheese if you prefer. Some people enjoy it with creamy burrata or tangy goat cheese for a unique flavor.

Can I prepare heirloom tomato caprese in advance?

Heirloom tomato caprese can be prepared in advance, but it’s best to assemble it just before serving to prevent the tomatoes from becoming too watery. Slice the tomatoes and cheese ahead of time and store them separately in the refrigerator until ready to assemble.

What are some variations of heirloom tomato caprese?

While classic caprese features tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze, there are endless variations. You can add additional ingredients like avocado, prosciutto, grilled peaches, or a sprinkle of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper for extra flavor.

Yield: 4-6

Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

For this simple recipe I used Aunt Ruby, Orange Strawberry, and Pink Oxheart tomatoes. Any heirloom tomato would work wonderfully. Paired with fresh mozzarella and basil from our backyard = heaven on a plate.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 large heirloom tomatoes, sliced 1/4″ thick
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella, sliced 1/4″ thick
  • 1 bunch fresh basil (20-30 leaves)
  • Salt, Pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste

Instructions

    Layer slices of tomato, mozzarella, and basil on a long platter. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic to taste, season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 225Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 488mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 15g

This recipe is part of my collaboration with Asharae of This Wild Season and Susannah of Feast + West, and Katie of Twin Stripe. Visit their blogs for the other recipes from our meal!

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