Cooking doesn’t get more simple or satisfying than this. We layer slices of sweet tomatoes, creamy fresh mozzarella, and basil for a fantastic looking and tasting snack or appetizer. Use different colors of heirloom tomatoes for variety.

Caprese Salad Stacks
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Recipe type: Satisfying Snacks
Makes: 8 Snack portions
  • 2 heirloom tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 (1-ounce) slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 16 leaves fresh basil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
  1. Slice ends off tomatoes, and discard before slicing each into 8 equal slices.
  2. Season all sliced tomatoes with a light sprinkling of salt and pepper.
  3. Halve each slice of fresh mozzarella cheese to make 16 half-moon-shaped pieces.
  4. Assemble the “stacks” by topping a slice of tomato with a piece of mozzarella. Stick the stem of a basil leaf under the mozzarella to hold it in place.
  5. Make a second layer of tomato, mozzarella, and basil on top of the first. Repeat to make 8 double-layered stacks.
  6. Drizzle all with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar before serving.
Perfect Portion Caprese Salad Stacks

HELPFUL TIP: This is also great as an appetizer. Lean the second layer of ingredients on a slight bias to create a “leaning tower” of tomato, rather than simply stacking the ingredients straight up.
Serving size: 1 stack Calories: 100