RECIPE | Caprese salad with grapes

If you're a fan of sweet/sour flavour combinations, try adding fresh grapes to a classic Italian salad of mozzarella, tomatoes and basil

17 February 2019 - 00:00
Caprese salad with grapes.
Caprese salad with grapes.
Image: Christoph Hoffman

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients:

1 punnet baby cocktail tomatoes

1 punnet of a mixture of coloured baby tomatoes, cut in half

500ml (2 cups) mixed seedless grapes removed from the stem and stalked

A large handful of fresh basil leaves

1-2 balls of mozzarella cheese, sliced

Good quality extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method:

  1. Combine the grapes and tomatoes on a salad platter. Toss through the basil leaves. Add slices of mozzarella cheese.
  2. Just before serving drizzle over olive oil and balsamic vinegar, sprinkle with salt and add a generous grinding of black pepper.

Variation:

If you prefer, replace the olive oil and balsamic vinegar with a couple of tablespoons of basil pesto tossed through the salad.