Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 mins

This makes a delicious appetizer, with tomato, olive,and mozzarella. Dressed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, you're in for a treat!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a sharp knife, cut the tomatoes into thin slices.
  2. Drain the mozzarella, if necessary, and cut into slices.
  3. Layer the tomatoes, mozzarella, olives, and basil leaves alternately in a stack, finishing with a layer of cheese on top.
  4. Place each stack under a preheated hot broiler for 2-3 minutes or just long enough to melt the mozzarella.
  5. Drizzle over the balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and season to taste with a little salt and pepper.
  6. Transfer to individual serving plates and garnish with fresh basil leaves.
  7. Serve immediately.
  8. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

4 5

What a wonderful salad. I make it all the time for my dh but this was the first time my parents tried it. My mom asked that I leave her a copy of the recipe. She can't wait for the summer tomato crops. Thanks for a great recipe.

5 5

This is very similar to the Caprese Salad I make in the summer. BUT, the addition of the black olives is a really nice touch! WE loved it. I chose not to melt the cheese also, which was just my personal preference. This is perfect for all the lovely fresh tomatoes and basil at the end of the summer!!

5 5

very nice. i used kalamata olives instead, otherwise followed recipe. very good, thanks!!