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Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad with Grilled Bread

Use fresh, ripe heirloom tomatoes, good-quality extra-virgin olive oil and aged balsamic if possible. While classic caprese salads use beefsteak tomatoes, I like to step it up a notch and use juicy, heirloom tomatoes.
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine Italian
Keyword heirloom tomato, mozzarella, summer, tomato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 215kcal


  • 2 large heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella
  • 10 leaves fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Slices of grilled French bread for serving


  • Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella cheese into ¼”-thick slices. Arrange the mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and basil leaves on a large platter.
  • Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the top. Season with salt to taste. Serve at room temperature.


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1048IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 229mg | Iron: 1mg