Caprese Tomato Stacks Recipe

Lisa Grant | Jersey Girl Cooks

Ripe tomatoes are layered with creamy mozzarella and fresh basil in these caprese tomato stacks. A vegetarian recipe doesn’t get any fresher than this!

Summer is coming to a close but I am still enjoying my Jersey tomatoes. If the weather stays warm, we will still have tomatoes for at least another month.

These Caprese Tomato Stacks will be on my picnic and party menu this weekend but it’s also something my family loves for dinner.

Caprese Tomato Stacks Photo

My daughter is a vegetarian so serving these stacks with a crusty loaf of bread is perfect for her. I also have no problem having the creamy cheese and luscious tomatoes as my main course at dinner.

My husband enjoys these Caprese stacks also but is a true meat eater. I can add some Italian salami or ham on the side and the problem is solved. He might just pile everything in one big sandwich but that is fine with me.

Caprese Tomato Stacks Picture

With school starting this meet and plenty of sports meetings, back to school nights, and paperwork to fill out, this easy dinner is no cook and no fuss.

This month is a great time to pick up all the ingredients for this recipe at my local farmers market. I used beautiful heirloom tomatoes to make the stacks look extra pretty.

Caprese Tomato Stacks Image

If you can only find regular tomatoes, that works fine. They will be pretty no matter what. I always have fresh basil from my garden or a plant on my kitchen counter. Basil and tomatoes go together just like peanut butter and jelly do.  

Trader Joe's has a great balsamic glaze that I use to give these tomato stacks lots of extra flavor.

Caprese Tomato Stacks Pic

I know many cooks like to make their own balsamic reduction but it can also be purchased at an Italian specialty store or in the gourmet deli section of most grocery stores.

I am a bit of a Caprese fanatic especially when NJ tomatoes are at their peak season.

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If you like Caprese recipes why not try some Caprese pasta or a Caprese Panini? Put a little Caprese on your menu. It’s so good!

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Caprese Tomato Stacks Recipe

  4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3-4 Fresh Tomatoes, cut into 12 slices and any extra chopped
  • 12 ounces Fresh Mozzarella, cut into slices
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil Leaves, chopped plus extra whole leaves for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar Reduction, or glaze

Directions

  1. On a large plate, alternate layers of tomato, mozzarella cheese and chopped basil, making 4 stacks. Sprinkle each layer lightly with the seasoned salt.
  2. Top each one with some extra chopped tomatoes and chopped basil.
  3. Drizzle all the stacks with the balsamic glaze. Garnish with extra basil leaves.

 

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Author: Lisa Grant
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 96
Calories 318

% Daily Value*
18%
Total Fat 12g
0%
  Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Sodium 0mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate 33g
0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 25g
24%
Protein 12g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Lisa Grant

About Lisa

Like all moms, Lisa needs quick and easy dinners during the week for her busy family. As our Easy Dinners Fanatic, she creates meals that you can make between soccer and band practice that are full of flavor and good for you too. You can see more from Lisa on Jersey Girl Cooks.