Overhaul the traditional way to serve caprese salad and create delightful mini towers to add an element of surprise to this simple antipasto dish.

Watch Caprese Salad video recipe:

Caprese Salad | Tomato Mozzarella Salad



  • Fresh tomatoes (number depends on how many serves required)
  • Fresh balls of mozzarella
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Salt
  • Italian mixed dried herbs
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  • 1 x sharp knife
  • 1 x large round white flat serving plate


    1. Cut out the dark part of the tomato by carving a small hole at the top.
    2. Then, cut the tomato into slices, approx. 1 cm wide.
    3. Slice the mozzarella and try to keep them the same width also.
    4. Put the largest slice of tomato at the bottom, creating your first layer.
    5. Add a sprinkle of salt, dried herbs and a few light drops of extra virgin olive oil.
    6. Add a slice of mozzarella on top of the tomato and drizzle with balsamic glaze.
    7. Repeat steps 4-7 using a smaller slice of tomato each time (in the order they were cut in).

VINCENZO’S PLATE TIP: It’s like putting a tomato back together again! If you use slices that are too big or too small, it won’t look as nice and might end up more like the leaning tower of Pisa.

  1. Finish the caprese salad with the top of the tomato and fill the hole with fresh basil leaves.

Caprese Salad | Tomato Mozzarella Salad


E ora si mangia, Vincenzo’s Plate…Enjoy!


This Caprese Salad is the most popular Italian Antipasto and I recommend you to serve it with one of these pasta dishes:

baked pasta


arrabbiata sauce

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