Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Easy Caprese Salad Recipe. This classic Italian salad is made with tomatoes, cheese and fresh basil with a balsamic glaze drizzled over the salad.

Serve the salad as a side with Chicken Parmesan or the easy Baked Thighs with a side of mashed potatoes.

Ingredients for caprese salad in a plate with a balsamic drizzle.

what is a Caprese salad?

A traditional Caprese salad originates from Italy. It is made with sliced fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese that’s sliced and fresh basil then drizzled with oil and a balsamic glaze.

We take this salad to a whole new level by adding minced garlic to the dressing along with Romaine lettuce and Italian seasoning, it truly completes the salad.

A bowl of tomatoes, red onion, basil and mozzarella cheese.

how to make a Caprese salad-

Salads truly don’t get any easier than this one. Not only is the salad super easy to make, but it’s also so beautiful to serve and tastes just as phenomenal!

  • If using a log of cheese, slice the mozzarella. We really like mini mozzarella balls and I just halve those.
  • Halve the tomatoes and cut the onions thin.
  • If you’ll be adding Romaine, chop the Romaine or add it as a bed of lettuce.
  • In a bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic and Italian seasoning.
  • Drizzle the oil mixture over the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle balsamic glaze over the salad.
  • Enjoy, friends.

Caprese salad in a bowl with romaine, tomatoes, and mozzarrella cheese over a bed of lettuce.

I’ve tried many Caprese salads and was never a big fan. We went out to eat to BJ’s restaurant and they served it with mini cheese balls and Romaine and I just loved the combination. I was hooked and think you will be too! 🙂

Other great salad recipes:

Caprese salad tossed in a balsamic glaze topped with basil.

Print Recipe
5 from 5 votes

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze

This classic Italian Caprese salad is made with tomatoes, cheese and fresh basil with a balsamic glaze drizzled over the salad.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: caprese salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 92kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 3 oz mini mozzarella cheese, halved
  • 3 tbsp red onion, sliced thin
  • 2 romaine leaves, cut
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cubed
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • balsamic glaze, to taste


  • Finely sliced onions. Cube tomatoes into equal sizes. Chop basil. Cut cheese in half.
  • In a bowl, combine the garlic, oil and Italian seasoning. Add to salad and mix.
  • Drizzle with balsamic glaze.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 20mg1%
Potassium 191mg5%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1835IU37%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 94mg9%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 10 Comments
  • Jessica 06/20/2019, 4:35 pm Link Reply

    This was amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Valentina's Corner 06/20/2019, 6:28 pm Link Reply

      Thank you for visiting our online home and for trying our recipe, Jessica.

  • Emily 06/20/2019, 3:50 pm Link Reply

    This was so fresh and yummy, I have a feeling it’s going to be a staple this summer!

    • Valentina's Corner 06/20/2019, 6:27 pm Link Reply

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the Caprese salad, Emily.

  • Melissa 06/20/2019, 2:29 pm Link Reply

    I love this recipe, great for summer nights!

    • Valentina's Corner 06/20/2019, 3:45 pm Link Reply

      Yes, perfect for a quick and light side salad.

  • Sara Welch 06/20/2019, 1:56 pm Link Reply

    This looks like a restaurant worthy salad, indeed! Colorful and flavorful too! Yum!

    • Valentina's Corner 06/20/2019, 3:44 pm Link Reply

      You’re so kind, Sara. Thanks so much. 🙂

  • Anna 06/20/2019, 1:17 pm Link Reply

    One of my favorite salads ever! So delicious!

    • Valentina's Corner 06/20/2019, 1:34 pm Link Reply

      Thank you, Anna. It’s a favorite of mine as well. 🙂

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