Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Makes 6 to 8 servings

Update the Italian tomato salad with a rich, tart dressing.

How to Make It

Step 1

Arrange tomatoes and cheese on a serving platter, placing basil leaves between slices. Sprinkle with desired amount of salt and pepper.

Step 2

Saute chopped bacon in a large skillet over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp. Remove from heat, reserving bacon and 2 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Let stand 1 minute. Add vinegar and oil, stirring to loosen browned bits from bottom of skillet. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. kosher salt and 1/2 tsp. black pepper. Drizzle warm bacon mixture over tomatoes and cheese. Serve immediately.

Also appeared in: All You, August, 2015

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Ratings & Reviews

Nice twist on tradition

August 11, 2015
In true Southern fashion, we seem to like everything better with bacon! This is a nice twist on a traditional caprese salad. With the cheese and the bacon, this is practically a main dish.