When the temperatures are warm and the days are long, we BBQ! Almost every night. A Caprese Salad is the perfect side to serve alongside any BBQ. Chicken and Caprese, yes please! Steak and Caprese, yes please! Portabello Mushrooms and Caprese Salad, yes please!! 

Typically my Caprese Salads are served layered on a platter, but since I had these gorgeous tomatoes and I was making it for two, I thought I’d stack it. Pretty isn’t it?!? And guess what……..it was SO good! The ripe tomatoes were just perfect with the salty fresh mozzarella, basil, and creamy avocado!

Caprese Salad

Caprese Stack Salad-2

Caprese Salad
Caprese Salad
  1. Ripe Tomatoes
  2. Fresh Mozzarella
  3. Basil
  4. Ripe Avocado *optional
  5. Olive Oil
  6. Balsamic Vinegar
  7. Salt
  8. Pepper
  1. Layer sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and avocados (if using).
  2. Top with a chiffonade of fresh basil leaves or use whole leaves (between layers) if you prefer.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  4. Sprinkle with salt (I used kosher) and pepper to taste.
  1. I did not add amounts for the ingredients. Just adjust depending on how much you're making. Serve layered on a platter or stacked.
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Renee is a wife (34 years and going strong), a mom (to three grown daughters and two son-in-laws), and Nana to four of the sweetest grand babies (# 5 is due in July). I am truly blessed! I am born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA and a fun little fact about me is that my husband and I went to kindergarten together. I love entertaining, whether it’s hosting a party, a large family BBQ, or simply a dinner for two. I also enjoy gardening, photography, my home, an occasional craft, and family & friends. Cooking and serving others in the comfort of my home truly brings me joy! After I retired from newborn photography, I decided that a food blog would combine many of my passions, thus "Joy in Every Season" was born! For a little more information on my, please check out the "about me" page at: www.joyineveryseason.com A favorite quote of mine is, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me.” Erma Bombeck