Caprese Salad Stack

Caprese Salad Stack

While in Italy this past April, I ate Caprese salad several times.  I love, love, love it!  And since I’ve been home I have made it for lunch A LOT!  I just can’t seem to get enough of it.  The last time I decided to put a little spin on the traditional caprese salad and came up with this Caprese Salad Stack.  OMG, it’s the best!

I sliced a couple thick slices from a crusty baguette and brushed them with a little olive oil, then grilled the slices on my grill pan to get them toasted.  I suppose you could put them in the oven to toast them as well. I just have a thing for grill marks.  I know, you can’t see them in the final product, but I know they’re there!   Next, I spread a little bit of my favorite pesto on top of the bread.  Sure, you could use store bought pesto if you’d like.  But homemade is soooo much better.  Then I topped the bread with a slice of a really delicious tomato I got from the local farmers market, along with fresh buffalo mozzarella, and basil.  That in itself is fantastic, but I really love this balsamic glaze I have so I drizzled that over the top and finished with a sprinkle of pine nuts.

Not only is this Caprese Salad Stack perfect for a light lunch, but imagine how awesome it would be at your next gathering served as an appetizer.  You’re guests will think you’re a genius for coming up with such a creative and delicious nibble!

Caprese Salad Stack
  • Baguette, sliced
  • olive oil, to brush on baguette slices
  • Pesto, store bought or homemade
  • Tomato
  • Buffalo Mozzarella
  • Fresh Basil
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • Pine nuts
  1. Slice baguette into slices, brush with olive oil and grill slices on grill pan to toast. Alternatively, you could place slices on baking sheet and toast them in the oven.
  2. Spread some pesto on each slice.
  3. Top with a slice of tomato, slice of fresh mozzarella, and basil.
  4. Drizzle balsamic glaze over top*
  5. Sprinkle with a few pine nuts.
  6. *you can make your own glaze by simmering balsamic vinegar in small saucepan until it reduces to a thicker consistency or purchase a bottle of balsamic glaze at the store.
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  1. says

    Oh my, you know me!
    Caprese is amazing. I could live on it. Along with a glass of wine, it’s a very well-rounded meal–no need for anything else. Gorgeous picture!

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