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Tomato Caprese Salad

Heirloom Tomato Caprese
  • Prep: 2 minutes
  • Cook: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 4
This salad is a simple yet elegant dish that showcases the incredible flavors of locally sourced, heirloom tomatoes. Paired with creamy, locally made mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil, this salad is a celebration of the delicious and high-quality ingredients that Idaho has to offer. The combination of textures and flavors is truly exceptional, with each bite bursting with sweetness, creaminess, and tanginess. Recipe by Idaho Preferred® 


  • 4 vine ripened or heirloom tomatoes (Idaho grown)
  • 16 oz. fresh Idaho mozzarella
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves (Available at your local farmers market)
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Idaho honey
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • To save time, you can also use a pre-made balsamic sauce (Litehouse Balsamic Vinaigrette) found in local grocery stores.



  • In a sauce pan, combine balsamic vinegar and honey and turn on high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for approximately 10 minutes or until the mixture has reduced to about 1/3 cup. Set aside to cool.

  • Cut tomatoes and mozzarella cheese into approx. 1/4 inch slices.

  • Arrange slices in a circle on a plate alternating between cheese and tomato.

  • Stir olive oil into balsamic reduction. Mix well.

  • Drizzle balsamic glaze over tomato and mozzarella salads.

  • Add a few fresh basil leaves to the center of each plate.

  • Serve and enjoy!