Rough Caprese Salad

I believe *smile* our summer may be here.  I found figs this weekend.  And I found an abundance of heirloom tomatoes.  LOVE IT!  We snacked on bowls of fresh figs all weekend and we had heirlooms two ways – baked with a sprinkling of garlic and thyme and this gorgeous salad.  The salad was a meal all by itself when you add a nice loaf of bread, a little asiago and a summery glass of wine.

Who does not love a good a caprese salad?  We tend to have it very often during our short lived tomato season.  I love the juicy sweet tomatoes nestled between fresh mozzarella with a sprinkle of basil and a drizzle of good olive oil, nothing says “summer” like this.  I wanted to make the salad less formal, in honor of the very hot day we were having – definitely a reason to celebrate a bounty of summer passion.  So I roughly cut an abundance (I over bought *huge*) of heirlooms in all colors from orange to green, I like pretty food.  Then I torn fresh pieces of mozzarella into bite size pieces and tossed it all together with a little red onion, fresh basil and a good drizzle of good olive oil and aged balsamic.  Perfect!




  1. It looks wonderful. I too overbought tomatoes. The season is so short though, we’ll find a way to fit them in. And now with this great recipe- I can’t lose!

  2. Gorgeous photo with vivid color. There is nothing better than this type of salad.

  3. Wow, this looks stunning. Too good to eat, almost!

  4. The color of this salad is incredible. Looks like the perfect summer meal to me!

  5. Love a good Caprese! This one looks so good. Thank you!

  6. that looks amazing! and simple. my salads are usually ‘rough’ too

  7. This looks soooooooooooooo tempting! I totally want to eat this salad…yum!


  1. Back to the Basics: Homemade Croutons » Chez Us says:

    [...] and oil dressing.  If I am feeling a bit adventurous and it is summer, I may mix it up by making a refreshing Caprese, using fresh heirloom tomatoes.  Or maybe a green bean salad, using some of summer’s bounty. [...]

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