A classic Caprese salad is made with mozzarella, tomato and basil (hello, Italian flag). While there’s a lot to love about this simple and refreshing combo, sometimes you just need to mix things up a little. Here are 3 mouthwatering ways to reinvent this summer staple with berries, watermelon and eggplant.
No. 1: Grant’s Watermelon Caprese Skewers
This one-bite appetizer is ridiculously easy to make, doesn’t require silverware and packs a bright, flavorful punch, which makes it the perfect summer party trick.
No. 2: Berry Good with Mozzarella and Grilled Bread
Talk about pure summer! The sweet-and-savory combo of juicy blueberries marinated with lemon zest, olive oil and basil contrasts beautifully with tangy mozzarella on crusty bread.
No. 3: Grilled Eggplant Caprese with Speck
Hearty and satisfying for lunch or dinner, this stacked salad starts with arugula tossed in a simple dressing of lemon juice and garlic-and-herb-infused EVOO. Rach piles on the flavor with traditional tomato, basil and mozzarella, plus tender, grilled eggplant and speck (salty cured ham).