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Caprese Board

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This super easy Caprese Board has been my favorite mid-afternoon snack lately. It only takes a second to put together and the mozzarella and olive oil give me energy and keep me full until dinner time. Give this easy snack board a try on it’s own for a healthy snack or pair it with dinner for a yummy fresh side.

Caprese Board
Easy Snack Recipe: Caprese Board

I don’t know what it is about arranging food on a serving board, but my family is 10x more likely to eat whatever I’m making it if I do. This Caprese Board is the “snack take” on a traditional Caprese Salad. I use freeze dried basil since I usually have it on hand, but feel free to swap that out with fresh basil for even more flavor.

Caprese Ingredients

Fresh Mozzarella- Fresh Mozzarella is a soft and creamy cheese. Avoid choosing a low moisture mozzarella for this one.

Tomatoes- For this snack, I like large tomatoes over cherry tomatoes but any tomatoes will work

Olive Oil- This ingredient is so important for this caprese board. Reach for your high quality olive oil for this recipe. I love the Kosterina flavored olive oils for this recipe.

Balsamic glaze- You can buy this pre-made or make it yourself. Here is a really simple recipe to follow if you decide to make it at home!

Salt and Pepper- To Taste

Basil- Freeze dried or fresh

How to make a Caprese Board

This is really SO simple-

Cut your ingredients into bite sized portions and arrange them on your serving board however you like. There is no wrong way to design a serving board so get creative!

Tips for designing your serving board

I prefer to cut my ingredients before arranging them since my family is more likely to eat them this way.

Use different designs for special seasonal snacks – Check out this Candy Cane Caprese Board for the Holidays!

Add any ingredients that sound good to you! I like to throw in cucumber slices or fresh avocado for this board.

Serve this with grilled chicken for a low-carb, complete, and easy weeknight dinner!

Caprese Board

Recipe by Madison Hanson
5.0 from 3 votes
Course: Snacks, SidesDifficulty: Easy


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  • 8 oz Fresh Mozzarella

  • 2 Large Tomatoes

  • Drizzle Olive Oil

  • Drizzle Balsamic Glaze

  • To Taste Salt

  • To Taste Pepper

  • To Taste Basil


  • Arrange the fresh mozzarella and tomato slices on a serving board.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze.
  • Top with salt, pepper, and basil.
  • Serve as a snack or as a side dish and enjoy!

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