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Pine Nut Caprese Salad

Pine Nut Caprese Salad


Summer is here. Which means it’s socially acceptable to eat thick pieces of cheese and call it a salad. I mean who doesn’t love a good caprese salad!? What sets this recipe apart from your standard caprese is the pine nuts and sweet balsamic glaze. I brought this to bookclub recently and it was gone within ten minutes. Which just so happens to be the time it takes to make!


I love to cut the tomato and mozzarella into thick slices . It makes the presentation look nicer, and feels a bit more substantial to eat.

This is a real easy one that requires only 6 ingredients and is perfect for a light summer appetizer. I also served this as the filling for a sandwich the other day and um… thank me later.

{Pine Nut Caprese Salad}

Serves 4-6


  • 2 large heirloom tomatoes

  • 8 oz mozzarella

  • 1/4 cup chopped basil

  • 2 tbs olive oil

  • 2 tbs pine nuts

  • 2 tbs balsamic glaze

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut tomatoes and mozzarella into slices (about 1/4 inch thick).

  2. Toss tomatoes and mozzarella in 1 tbs olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Layer into serving dish of choice, alternating between tomato and cheese slices.

  3. Dice basil and sprinkle evenly over layered tomato/mozzarella slices.

  4. Evenly sprinkle pine nuts over the caprese, and top with remaining olive oil and balsamic glaze.

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