This Heart Caprese Salad is such a simple and delicious appetizer to serve on Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, a date night in or just as a special starter to any meal. The classic salad of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil served in a heart shape for an unforgettable dish that’s sure to make any occasion extra special!

Heart Caprese Salad

Everyone in our house loves a caprese salad, so I thought, what better way to serve it than in a heart shape?! This Heart Caprese Salad is such a beautiful treat that’s not sweet. It comes together so quickly and so easily that you’ll want to shape your caprese salad into a heart every time you make it from now on.

I’m officially obsessed with this Heart Caprese Salad. It’s so delicious and so quick to make with ingredients that are easy to shop for at the store. What more could you ask for when it comes to prepping a dish that’s sure to impress?!

Heart Caprese Salad

What Do I Need to Make a Heart Caprese Salad?

Heart Caprese Salad

How to Make a Heart Caprese Salad

  • Start by forming the tomato slices into a heart shape on a board or platter. I used this 14″ walnut wood board.
  • Top the tomatoes with the fresh mozzarella hearts.
  • Place a leaf of fresh basil next to each mozzarella heart.
  • Drizzle the heart shape with olive oil and balsamic glaze. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt.
  • Serve with toasted baguette slices.

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I hope you and your loved ones enjoy this Heart Caprese Salad as much as we do and that you make it over and over again for all your special occasions. It’s certainly a must-make for Valentine’s Day and would be such a special addition to a Mother’s Day menu. If you do make it, be sure to tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see! ???? I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Enjoy!

xoxo,

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Heart Caprese Salad by The BakerMama

Heart Caprese Salad

  • Author: Maegan – The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1012 1x
  • Category: Appetizer

Description

The classic salad of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil is served in a heart shape for an unforgettable dish that’s sure to make any occasion extra special!


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Instructions

  1. Start by forming the tomato slices into a heart shape on a board or platter.
  2. Top the tomatoes with the fresh mozzarella hearts.
  3. Place a leaf of fresh basil next to each mozzarella heart.
  4. Drizzle the heart shape with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  5. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt. S
  6. erve with toasted baguette slices.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. Your Caprese Salad looks so yummy! I’m going to make this for my hubby for Valentine’s Day! I will need to go light on the balsamic glaze though. Thanks for your idea!

    1. Hi Sandra! I love the balsamic glaze from Trader Joe’s as well as the Alessi Balsamic Reduction you can find at most grocery stores. Enjoy!

  2. All of your boards look so fantastic! For certain will be making the Caprese Salad and Fudge hearts. Thank you for inspiring me.

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