Caprese Jar Salad

YIELD 6 servings


1 pint ripe grape tomatoes
1/4 cup fruity extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 (4-ounce) fresh mozzarella ball, cut into bite-size pieces
2 sprigs (about 1/2 ounce) fresh basil, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped


1. In a small mixing bowl, toss grape tomatoes with 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, pepper and sugar.

2. Layer tomato mixture, bell peppers, mozzarella, basil and garlic into 4 (1-cup) glass canning jars. Sprinkle balsamic vinegar over layers. Pour olive oil into jars to cover tomatoes.

3. Let stand at least 30 minutes so flavors will intensify. Serve or refrigerate up to 1 week. Makes 2 pints.

Photography by Mark Boughton. This recipe originally appeared as Caprese Jar Salad from

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Angela K.
Angela K.9 months ago

Thanks for sharing

Carole R.
Carole R.about a year ago


Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamiltonabout a year ago

Thanks for the recipe.

Clare R.
Clare R.about a year ago

Sounds awesome! Thanks for posting.

Aaron Bouchard
Aaron Bouchardabout a year ago

Thank you

Manuela C.
Manuela C.about a year ago


Kath P.
Kath P.about a year ago

Looks delicious. I would taste it first to see if the sugar is necessary. TY

Ken W.
Ken W.about a year ago


Enrico H.
Enrico H.about a year ago

Thanks for sharing

Aaron Bouchard
Aaron Bouchardabout a year ago

Thank you