This easy gluten-free caprese salad takes less than 5 minutes to prep and is ready in less than 10 minutes. A perfect summer salad. Filled with fresh basil, mozzarella balls and organic baby tomatoes and then topped with a good balsamic vinegar. Summer salads. Nothing is fresher to me then tossing produce that I have just found at the farmers market into a salad. Throw in a bunch of fresh herbs and it tastes like summer to me.
Simple caprese salad is a favourite summer salad here. It is great with any bbq meal. Fresh with flavour and so simple to make. 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 is it.
A traditional caprese salad is made with slices of tomatoes, sliced fresh mozzarella, and then basil leaves in between each. It is then drizzled with a really good olive oil and sprinkled with a coarse sea salt. I love that version too but find this Caprese Salad much easier to make.
This gluten-free tomato salad looks FAB served on a big white platter. A great tomato salad to bring to the next family bbq or neighbourhood party.
I love to make this simple caprese salad with fresh locally grown tomatoes. Local tomatoes just burst with bright flavour. This salad is just so simple to make but tastes delicious.
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS SALAD:
- Fresh basil
- Good Olive Oil
- Good Balsamic Vinegar
- Bocconcini Fresh Mozzarella Balls
- Fresh Baby Tomatoes ( I used a mixture of heirloom small tomatoes as well as baby red ones)
- Maldon Sea Salt
I have been a Caprese Salad fan for many years, after out first trip to Italy. It is all about fresh ingredients there. There is just something about sweet tomatoes, fragrant basil and soft mozzarella cheese together. I love the this salad is simply dressed with a good olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Try using a good quality white balsamic vinegar instead of the traditional dark one.
Simple caprese salad is like summer in every bite! Who’s ready to make this easy tomato salad?
HOW TO MAKE THE 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.
Caprese Salad is hands down a favourite summer salad here. It is the perfect summer salad that combines fresh tomatoes, mozzarella balls, fresh basil and a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. A salad couldn’t be any simpler. It is a refreshing cool salad for summer months.
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?
HERE ARE MORE SALAD RECIPES TO TRY:
- Fresh with Flavour Coleslaw
- Watermelon Cucumber and Lime Salad
- Creamy Potato Salad
- Cantaloupe and Cucumber Salad
ANY GLUTEN-FREE QUESTIONS? Send me a DM if you have any questions about gluten-free baking or cooking.
Simple Caprese Salad
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and toss gently.
- Pour onto a serving platter.