I love the freshness of tomatoes and basil. Put it together with fresh mozzarella and a balsamic drizzle and it is irresistible to me. I ate this all by myself and I’m not ashamed to admit it! This simple Caprese Salad is a great addition to your picnic table.

Caprese Salad
While this is nothing new to anyone, I am sharing it because I want record of it here as something that I love!  After all, my motive is to have this blog full of recipes that I love and want my boys to have at their fingertips should they want to make something I have made and enjoyed!  Christopher has taken advantage of this already as I know he makes my “Grumpy’s Gone Bananas” banana bread 🙂
Caprese Salad
So quick, easy and simple to toss together and put in your picnic basket to enjoy on a picnic, at the beach, or take to a party!  I love how summer brings out the “fresh” desire for produce!  When your looking for fresh with some great flavor for a salad, this is definitely the way to go.
Caprese Salad
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Serves: 2 servings
  • 1-8 ounce container fresh mozzarella balls
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup fresh basil, cut in ribbons
  • balsamic vinegar syrup
  1. Cut mozzarella balls in quarters, add grape tomatoes and basil. Toss. Place serving on platter and drizzle with desired amount of balsamic syrup.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Renee Paj July 5, 2014 at 2:41 am - Reply

    This is one of my very favorite salads ever. Of course anything with fresh mozzarella can't be bad in my book!

  2. Kim Mancuso July 5, 2014 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    I love this salad too! We make it often when my basil plants are going crazy!

  3. Patsy K July 6, 2014 at 1:41 am - Reply

    I love simple salads like this… so full of flavor! And, nothing wrong with sharing simple recipes on the blog that you want to remember! It's also our own personal recipe box!

  4. Pam July 8, 2014 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    One of my favorite salads and this one looks irresistible

  5. Michelle Nahom July 20, 2014 at 10:19 am - Reply

    I would have no problem eating this all by myself either! I love caprese salad! My husband doesn't really like mozzarella so I have had to adapt with my tomato salads to feta when making them for the family, but I still make this for myself sometimes. Your pictures are gorgeous!

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