This refreshing twist on the classic caprese salad replaces tomatoes with sweet, juicy watermelon. Basil and balsamic vinegar push this easy summer salad to the savory side, but if you want some sweeter notes, opt for balsamic glaze. An optional drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil at the end helps marry the flavors. Source:, July 2020

Carolyn Casner


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Stir mozzarella, salt and pepper together in a medium bowl. Add watermelon and basil; toss to combine. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar (or glaze) and olive oil (if desired).



Tip: Balsamic glaze is balsamic vinegar that's cooked until it's very thick. Look for it with other vinegars in well-stocked supermarkets. Or make balsamic glaze yourself by boiling 1 cup balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until syrupy and reduced to about 1/4 cup, 10 to 14 minutes. Let cool before using some in this dish and refrigerating the rest for another use.

Nutrition Facts

89 calories; 3.9 g total fat; 2.2 g saturated fat; 12 mg cholesterol; 224 mg sodium. 159 mg potassium; 9.3 g carbohydrates; 0.5 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 5.2 g protein; 827 IU vitamin a iu; 9 mg vitamin c; 9 mcg folate; 143 mg calcium; 17 mg magnesium;