Marinated Caprese Salad

This Marinated Caprese Salad recipe is a great side dish. Marinated in balsamic dressing and herbs, it is bursting with flavor.

This Marinated Caprese Salad is a great side dish. Marinated in balsamic dressing and herbs, it has so much flavor.

We’re going on a cruise in a month and I’ve been looking for swimsuits online. If you have any recommendations on where to get modest and cute swimsuits I would love to hear them.

What I don’t love is that once you search anything online all of the ads on your sidebar immediately turn into whatever you’ve been searching for.

This Marinated Caprese Salad is a great side dish. Marinated in balsamic dressing and herbs, it has so much flavor.

 

I swear I’ve even just talked about things like See’s candy, not even searched it, and I started getting See’s chocolate ads. Big Brother is real…I’m telling ya.

So now I can’t get away from the swimsuit ads. Whenever I scroll through Instagram (keep in mind that 95% of the people I follow are food bloggers) every other frame is an ad for some swimsuit company.

This Marinated Caprese Salad is a great side dish. Marinated in balsamic dressing and herbs, it has so much flavor.

 

Food, food, food, swimsuit. Food, swimsuit, food, food. You get the picture.

I think it has subconsciously made me stop looking at cupcakes and start looking at healthier food.

This Marinated Caprese Salad is a great side dish. Marinated in balsamic dressing and herbs, it has so much flavor.

 

Caprese salad is one of my favorite salads ever. My only issue ever is that if not done right the tomatoes can be soggy and there isn’t enough flavor.

This Marinated Caprese Salad recipe solves that problem because it uses cherry tomatoes which have a little more snap back.

This Marinated Caprese Salad is a great side dish. Marinated in balsamic dressing and herbs, it has so much flavor.

And the little pearl mozzarella are so cute! If you can’t find them by all means just dice up any mozzarella balls into chunks.

This salad reminds me a lot of this Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad.

This Marinated Caprese Salad is a great side dish. Marinated in balsamic dressing and herbs, it has so much flavor.

Since the salad is marinated in balsamic vinegar you don’t really need the balsamic glaze on top but it does give it that pop of color.

4.5 from 2 votes
This Marinated Caprese Salad is a great side dish. Marinated in balsamic dressing and herbs, it has so much flavor.
Marinated Caprese Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
 
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (or white balsamic for a lighter color)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley (see Note)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano (see Note)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of sugar (cuts the acidity)
  • 4 cups halved cherry or grape tomatoes (2 pints)
  • 8 ounces pearl mozzarella balls
  • balsamic glaze (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the olive, vinegar, herbs, salt, and sugar. Add the tomatoes and toss to combine. Add more salt and pepper to taste. Chill at least an hour or until ready to serve.

  2. Before serving toss together with mozzarella. Garnish with additional basil and drizzle with balsamic glaze if desired. 

Recipe Notes

Fresh herbs are best but you can sub with dried. Just remember 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs is equal to 1 teaspoon of dried herbs.

I like the taste of balsamic but it can turn the mozzarella balls dark which isn't very pretty. You can either use a white balsamic vinegar or toss in the balls at the last second before serving.

A reduced balsamic glaze can be drizzled on top when ready to serve. This is sold by the regular balsamic. It's not necessary but it does dress up the dish.


This Marinated Caprese Salad recipe is a great side dish. Marinated in balsamic dressing and herbs, it is bursting with flavor.

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  1. Edith Weldon (Penny) says:

    Salad looks so delicious!! A must try!

    As for modest bathing suits, all my daughters, granddaughters and myself buy from Land’s End. They do sell through Sears too. They are quality bathing suits and are a good buy since we live at the pool all spring & summer and early fall here in the South.

  2. Hi Christy! Go look at Lime Ricki swimsuits, they are cute and have a whole new line up every summer… they also have good sales so I rarely buy anything full price 😊. http://www.limericki.com

  3. I second Lime Ricki. Their suits are cute and super great quality. I have a bunch of toos and bottoms and I love to mix and match them. Another bonus is that the bottoms come in a high-waist option… because crack is whack, amirite. Seriously though, I love their suits. If you have a little time before you need to buy one, get in their email list. They have flash sales and other discounts pretty regularly.

  4. About the searches and ads, I clear my search cache everyday for this reason. But it works. I can’t wait for fresh tomatoes, so I can make this…looks delicious!! πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…

  5. Chris Calkins says:

    Yummm! Thanks!
    Check out Land’s End for suits also. Great selection, excellent quality.

  6. Try Downeast for suits as well as a new find for meβ€”Shein I think is the name of it. I love your recipes. This looks awesome.

  7. I’ve made this with chickpeas in it. It’s good and a nice way to bulk the salad up a bit!

  8. Big Brother is real. I get ads coming up that i know I haven’t googled. My husband doesn’t think he has either. Just things we’ve talked about. I don’t have any cameras or speaker on my desktop screen. It’s creepy.