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Bite-size Insalata Caprese on pewter plates

Bite-Size Insalata Caprese

In the traditional Caprese salad (the bigger version) red tomatoes are used exclusively. There are so many varieties of cherry tomatoes it would be a shame to discriminate and lose the beautiful color and flavor in this version. I used a mix from a local farm that contained red cherry tomatoes, yellow pear, orange and a purple/black variety. Fresh garden basil makes this a full celebration of summer for me.
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 1/2-cup servings (3 cups salad)
Calories 28kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 pint of Cherry Tomatoes (preferably mixed varieties), rinsed and de-stemmed
  • 1-8 ounce container of fresh Ciliegine Mozzarella in water (cherry sized), drained*
  • 6 large fresh Basil Leaves , hand torn into small pieces
  • Olive oil to drizzle (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Kosher Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl place tomatoes, mozzarella balls, basil.
  • Drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Gently toss the salad to fully coat. Serve at room temperature to enjoy the fullest flavor.


*Unless you have a fresh source for the mozzarella you can find it in the cheese or dairy section in your grocery store in a plastic tub filled with water. If you are unable to find the cherry size, you can always substitute regular fresh mozzarella and cut it into bite sized pieces to match the volume of the tomatoes.


Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.5mg