We loved the classic caprese salad so much, we transformed it into a vibrant summer “salsa,” so that we could top just about everything with it. The simple, but so satisfying, flavor combo of ripe, juicy tomatoes, fresh basil, and rich mozzarella cheese is the perfect path to amping up any number of your favorite summertime staples. Serve this fresh and flavor-packed topper over grilled steak or chicken, use it as a burger relish, or spoon it onto crostini or grilled bread for an awesome and easy appetizer.
3 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
8 ounces fresh small mozzarella cheese balls (about 1 cup)
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
3 tablespoons very thinly sliced fresh basil
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon thinly sliced shallot
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
How to Make It
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; gently toss to combine. Let stand 5 minutes. Just before serving, drizzle with additional oil.