Ciliegine Caprese Salad

Serving Size: 6

I know I've made a Tomato and Mozzarella salad before, but this one was a little different because I used Ciliegine or "cherry sized" fresh mozzarella, as well as my fresh Jersey garden tomatoes. I wanted to add the golden cherry tomatoes as they are much sweeter than the red and gave this salad a wonderful flavor, not to mention the GORGEOUS color (what kid wouldn't want to eat this!).

I also made a chiffonade out of the basil, which is another way to cut the fresh basil leaves into thin strips. Simply gather rinsed fresh basil leaves, stack them together, roll them into a tube-like shape, then slice the tube thinly into strips. It gives your salad a nice, clean, uniform look.


  • 8 Ounce CILIEGINE fresh mozzarella
  • Ounce golden sunburst tomato, cut in half
  • 2 cup fresh garden cherry tomato
  • 2 Tbsp basil chiffonade
  • 2 Tbsp aged balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Add all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

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