10 Ways to Serve Caprese Salad Slideshow

We’re all crazy for caprese, but let’s try switching it up this summer

Caprese Bites Recipe

Patricia Stagich

This fun and easy appetizer involves all the tastes of classic a classic caprese salad, but in miniature form. Held together by a toothpick, they're perfect for passing around during a summer cocktail party. 

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Caprese English Muffin Pizzas Recipe

Patricia Stagich

English muffin pizzas are a hit. A crispy, crunchy crust makes a lighter caprese pizza perfect for starters or appetizers.

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Rice Salad Caprese

Patricia Stagich

On a hot summer day, when a big pot of boiling pasta is unappealing, a rice salad is just the ticket.  You can boil the rice hours before you need it and just toss it together with other ingredients 30 minutes before you sit down to eat.

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Crouton Caprese Antipasti Kabobs Recipe

Patricia Stagich

Summer entertaining should be simple and easy. This recipe allows you to serve a favorite summer appetizer, antipasti, easily on bamboo skewers, so your guests can dig in without any fuss. 

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Blistered Tomato Caprese on Grilled Garlic Bread Recipe

Patricia Stagich

Blistered, warm, juicy tomatoes add another dimension to this grilled garlic bread bruschetta.

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Grilled Portobello Mushroom Caprese Stack Recipe

Patricia Stagich

These meaty mushrooms marinate in a delicious balsamic vinaigrette, are grilled to prefection, and served warm.

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Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe

Patricia Stagich

The secret to this pasta salad is in a jar. Marinated roasted red peppers with olive oil and garlic add tons of flavor to an otherwise bland pasta salad.

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Zucchini Napoleons Recipe

Patricia Stagich

Along with tomatoes and mozzarella, zucchini is another popular summer ingredient, and this recipe combines them all. Make these savory zucchini cakes from all of the abundant squash, and then stack them up with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil for a delicious dinner.

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Caprese Salad with Tomato Granita Recipe

Patricia Stagich

Tomatoes should be served at room temperature, and this icy vinaigrette is a cool and resfreshing way to add contrast to the tomatoes. 

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Strawberry Caprese Salad Recipe

Patricia Stagich

Swap in fresh summer strawberries instead of tomatoes for a refreshingly different pasta salad.  Balsamic vinegar and strawberries are a perfect sweet and tangy combination.

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