Once it gets to August, I feel like summer just goes by faster and faster. I’m trying to keep it alive with this fun twist on a caprese salad (which I just learned was pronounced cah-pres-ee not cah-preeze). Just look it at! This salad screams summer. It also screams eat me, delicious, and yes please.
This salad is so easy and perfect for a summer night. I love adding in the mint, which compliments the watermelon, and the basil compliments the tomatoes. Not to mention, it’s a total stunner to look at.
Even though this may look like a complicated salad, all you do is slice and stack ingredients. It’s so easy and perfect for a summer night. And let’s not forget, it’s a total stunner to look at.
I love the added mint, since that compliments the watermelon. Mint has a little bit of a sweet factor, which makes the watermelons flavor pop! The basil compliments the tomato and mozzarella, for more of a savory taste.
8 to 10 slices fresh watermelon
12 to 14 slices fresh tomatoes
8 to 10 slices fresh peach
8 to 10 slices buffalo mozzarella
fresh basil leaves
fresh mint leaves
salt and pepper
Stack and layer together watermelon, tomato, peach, and mozzarella slices. Garnish with fresh basil and mint leaves. Drizzle liberally with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Serve chilled. It’s delicious!
I rolled up the basil and tucked it in small spaces in the salad. I also used white peaches and heirloom tomatoes