Dinner Party Caprese Salad

this dinner party caprese salad is the spring and summer perfect appetizer for hosting

We recently had some friends over and made this Dinner Party Caprese Salad that everyone loved! I love making this classic dish because not only is it so simple and quick to throw together, but it’s also packed with so much flavor.

Using high quality ingredients really takes this salad to the next level. That means a good balsamic vinegar (this is the one I use), extra virgin olive oil, and fresh mozzarella/produce. It’s also a great dish to make ahead because you can just place it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. I prepared it about two hours in advance but you can make it earlier than that if you prefer. Just be sure not to dress the salad until you’re ready to eat!

I love serving this Dinner Party Caprese Salad during Spring and Summer because it’s vibrant, fresh, great for gatherings, and so flavorful. Hope you try it and love it as much as we do!

Here’s a video making my Dinner Party Caprese Salad, along with everything else from the night. For another delicious salad that’s perfect for sharing with friends and family, check out my Crunchy Rainbow Parmesan Salad recipe.

What You'll Need:

+ 1 10 oz. container cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

+ 1 16 oz. pint campari tomatoes, quartered

+ 1 lb. fresh bocconcini or ciliegine, halved

+ 1 bunch fresh basil leaves, stems removed

+ Flaky Sea Salt

+ Freshly ground black pepper to taste

+ Dried Sicilian Oregano (optional)

+ High Quality Extra Virgin Olive OIl

+ High Quality Balsamic Vinegar or Balsamic Glaze (I love this one)


1. On a large serving platter, arrange all of the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil leaves.

2. Season with salt, pepper, and Sicilian oregano.

3. Place in the fridge until ready to serve. Before serving, drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar or glaze. Enjoy!

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