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Cherry Caprese Salad with Toasted Almonds & Smoked Sea Salt

  • Yield: 2 large or 4 small servings 1x


  • 3 cups cherries, pitted and halved
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella (sliced, chunked, or in balls)
  • ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Smoked sea salt, to taste
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, torn or lightly chopped


  1. Combine the cherries, mozzarella, and almonds in a mixing bowl and toss gently to combine.
  2. Drizzle the vinegar and oil over top and toss gently to coat.
  3. Season, to taste, with black pepper and smoked sea salt (or regular sea or kosher salt) and garnish with the basil. Serve immediately.