Top 10: Unique Caprese Salads

Today I’m excited to share ten unique Caprese salads with you. Anyone who knows me well knows that I’m pretty obsessed with Caprese salads. When I need to make lunch just for me that is usually what I make and also a favorite to bring to dinner parties. You just can’t go wrong in my opinion with the traditional Caprese: plump heirloom tomatoes thickly sliced layered with fresh mozzarella and basil and drizzled with reduced balsamic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Seriously, that is heaven right there.

But let’s be honest, when tomatoes are out of season (I am always so sad when this time rolls around) a traditional Caprese is just not the same. So what can we make for our lunches and dinner parties when tomatoes aren’t in peak season? Or what about when we want to dress our traditional Caprese up a bit? These are important questions, and don’t worry, I have you covered with these ten unique Caprese variations. Who knew mozzarella paired so well with so many other ingredients?

Unique Caprese Salads

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proscuitto and cantaloupe caprese
Prosciutto and Cantaloupe Caprese Salad with Pesto from Billy Parisi

watermelon caprese
Watermelon Caprese Salad with lemon Zest from Meatified

strawberry caprese
Strawberry Caprese from Edible San Francisco

honey grilled watermelon caprese salad
Honey Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salad from How Sweet Eats

Winter Citrus Caprese Salad from Mercury News

cherry caprese
Cherry Caprese from Three Owls Kitchen

nique caprese salads- melon caprese skewers

Melon Caprese Skewers from What’s Gaby Cooking

peach caprese salad
Peach Caprese Salad from Iowa Girl Eats

fig heirloom tomato buffalo mozzarella
Fig, Heirloom Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella Caprese Salad from Fork and Flower

persimmon caprese
Wintery Kaki Persimmon and Pomegranate Caprese Salad from Fork and Flower

If you make any Caprese recipes please snap a photo and share on instagram using hashtag #rainbowdelicious and tag me @rainbowdelicious, I’d love to see how it turns out! Subscribe below to get weekly recipe inspiration delivered to your inbox.

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  1. Rebecca McDonald says:

    Emily, I am going to try all of these! They all look so good! Thanks for giving me so many great recipes…makes my life so much easier!

    • Thanks Rebecca for your kind words! I can’t try out all of these either, I hope they taste as good as they look.

  2. Great collection of recipes – and all those caprese salads do look quite unique!

  3. Diana @ASpoonfulofLuxe says:

    What a fantastic group of recipes! Caprese Salads are my favorite, and can’t wait to try many of these. Thanks for featuring my California Caprese, too!! 🙂

  4. I love a good caprese. Who knew there were so many ways to make them?

  5. Wow, thanks so much for sharing, Emily. Really can not put my eyes out of all pictures. So gorgeous! I feel hungry now, haha. Have a nice weekend, Emily.

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