Caprese Salad(s) – 2 Way Spin

Are you looking for a new way to spin that classic Caprese Salad? Well I have two ways for you that you will love! Now I love, a good old fashion Caprese. Sweet tomatoes with a beautiful slice of fresh mozzarella, and some big old basil leaves laying on top, With a glorious finish of olive oil and balsamic. Summer at it’s finest. But lets kick it up a notch shall we?  Cause let’s get real here,  you can have a traditional Caprese Salad anytime of the year. One thing that is great about grocery stores, is you can get those in season tomato’s and basil that are being grown in the South or in a local green house. Mozzarella is an anytime of the year cheese like all cheese’s unless, there is something I or you, don’t know about.

Let’s get back to the 2 way spin. What fruits are in high season right now? Peaches and Watermelon!

Watermelon Caprese

Peach Caprese

So let’s first hit on the Peach Caprese Salad. You need to make sure the peaches are ripe but not too ripe. When peaches are perfect the sweetness pairs beautifully with heirloom tomatoes. Your going prepare everything the way you would for your basic Caprese. Plus the slice of peaches. Layer everything the way you would, tomato, mozzarella, basil, with the peaches on top of the mozzarella and more basil on top. Take a balsamic glaze and olive oil and drizzle over with a sprinkle of salt and cracked fresh pepper. Your ready to serve.


Let’s head over to the watermelon now. I purchased Season’s Watermelon white balsamic vinegar. And OMG! It’s my new favorite. I cut the watermelon into large slices or slices that fit your tomato. Layer like you would a caprese  tomato on the bottom, mozzarella next, then basil then finish with a layer of mozzarella with more basil.  Top with salt, cracked pepper and Season’s Cold Smoked olive oil with the Season’s Watermelon White Balsamic. If you don’t have the Watermelon Balsamic, then you can use white balsamic or a champagne dressing would be nice as well.

Prep Time 10-15mins

Serves 4 – but as many as you want

Ingredients for Peach Caprese

  • 1 large heirloom tomato
  • 2 large peaches
  • 1 small ball or log of fresh mozzarella
  • hand full of fresh basil
  • balsamic glaze
  • olive oil
  • sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper

Ingredients for Watermelon Caprese

  • 1 large heirloom tomato
  • seedless watermelon cut in slices, the size of the tomato slices
  • 1 small ball or log of fresh mozzarella
  • hand full of basil
  • Season’s cold smoked olive oil or regular olive oil
  • Season’s watermelon white balsamic vinegar or white balsamic or champagne vinegar
  • sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper


  1. Slice your tomato, fruit and mozzarella.
  2. Get a platter, and layer your caprese. In order Tomato, mozzarella, leaves of basil, fruit, leaves of basil. Now top with olive oil, vinegars, sea salt and black pepper.

Now you’re ready to serve. ENJOY!


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