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Caprese Jar Salad

  • August 6, 2014
  • 8:00 am
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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1:31AM PST on Feb 23, 2015

Thanks for sharing

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6:36AM PDT on Aug 12, 2014

Thanks for the recipe.

7:45AM PDT on Aug 10, 2014

Sounds awesome! Thanks for posting.

3:12PM PDT on Aug 9, 2014

Thank you

2:03PM PDT on Aug 9, 2014


2:52AM PDT on Aug 9, 2014

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

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9:20AM PDT on Aug 8, 2014

Thanks for sharing

8:57AM PDT on Aug 8, 2014

Thank you

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