Simple Caprese Salad

Summer salads. Nothing is fresher to me then tossing produce that I have just found at the farmers market into a salad. Through in a bunch of fresh herbs and it tastes like summer to me.

You really do not need a lot of ingredients to make a summer salad like this one. Fresh basil, garden tomatoes, a good balsamic vinegar and some fresh mozzarella. That it is.

Simple Caprese Salad

There is nothing better than a good tomato. They should have good flavour and a touch of sweetness. I love finding different varieties of tomatoes at the market from the baby yellow ones to the bigger heirloom tomatoes. We are lucky in Calgary to have quite a few farmers markets during the week in the summer as well as greenhouses here that supply tomatoes through the winter.

Simple Caprese Salad

Do you have a local farmers market that you can get fresh produce from? Are you lucky enough to have a garden in the summer?

As a kid we had the largest garden and even though I complained most of the time about all the work and chores I had to do to help with the garden I sure did love eating all the fresh peas and carrots when they were ready.

Simple Caprese Salad

Recipe: Simple Caprese Salad

Simple Caprese Salad

A simple salad made with fresh basil, garden tomatoes and a good balsamic vinegar


  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • 2 tsp good balsamic vinegar
  • 1 container Bocconcini fresh mozza balls
  • 3 cups fresh baby tomatoes(I used a mixture of heirloom small tomatoes as well as baby red ones)


  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and toss gently.
  2. Pour onto a serving platter.
  3. Enjoy!