Tomato and fresh mozzarella slices stacked on a white plate, topped with basil pesto and drizzled with balsamic glaze

Stacked Caprese Salad


This stacked Caprese salad is topped with avocado and a traditional basil pesto then drizzled with balsamic glaze for the ultimate light summer meal.  



  • 2 plum tomatoes, thickly sliced 
  • half an avocado, thinly sliced
  • 34 ounces of fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced 
  • 4 tablespoons basil pesto
  • balsamic glaze, to taste
  • cracked pepper, to taste
  • olive oil, to taste


  1. To assemble the salad, place a tomato slice on a plate, top with a slice of mozzarella.  Continue until you have used up half of the tomato slices.  Repeat to make two stacks.  
  2. Top each stack with avocado slices, basil pesto and cracked pepper.  Drizzle with the balsamic glaze.