Caprese Salad in a Jar

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Fill up a jar in advance, and grab it from the fridge before you leave the house! Salad jar recipes just made our lives a lot easier.

Caprese salad is a very simple Italian summer salad comprised of mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil. Season it with extra virgin olive oil and salt to bring out the tangy flavors of the tomatoes and the earthy taste of the basil and mozzarella. Your grab-and-go jar will display the colors of the Italian flag: red, green and white.

Caprese Salad in a Jar

4 servings

1-1/2 cups

Caprese Salad in a Jar

Yields:4 servings | Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups | Calories: 177 | Total Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 23 mg | Sodium: 173 mg | Carbohydrates: 6 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 4 g | Protein: 13 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6


  • 5 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 5 cups pearl mozzarella or 4 (9-ounce) mozzarella balls
  • 20 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  1. In four individual jars, distribute the tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. Sprinkle with the salt and drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Seal the jars and refrigerate. You can prepare them the night before. Take out from the refrigerator when ready to go.

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4 Comments on "Caprese Salad in a Jar"

  1. Kat  December 18, 2016

    The recipe says 4 jars, but the nutrition facts say it serves 6. Which is it?

    • Gale Compton  December 18, 2016

      Kat, Whoops, it’s 4 jars. I made the correction. Thanks for the heads up! 🙂

  2. Mariana  May 13, 2017

    Hi Gale, what size jar do I need for this recipe? This will be my first Salad in a Jar ever 🙂


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