Caprese Salad with Grape Tomatoes

“My first harvest from my garden in my new house yielded a plethora of cherry tomatoes, so I was looking for recipes to use them up. So of course, caprese salad was a must. I had my first taste of a caprese salad at Zia’s Delicatessen and this is my copy cat version of their salad.” – April Ferre

Caprese Salad with Grape Tomatoes

Course: Salads – Other Salads
Cuisine: Italian


  • 4 to 5 Cups Grape or Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Pound Pearl-Sized Mozzarella Balls
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin First Pressed Olive Oil
  • 10 to 15 Large Fresh Basil Leaves Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • – Or Red Wine Vinegar
  • Sea Salt To Taste
  • Pepper To Taste


  • Toss together tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil, vinegar, and basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve with fresh, crusty Italian Bread.

2016 Recipe – April Ferre – Adapted from La Bella Vita Cucina