Caprese Salad with Savory Jam, Olives and Grapes

A Caprese salad with jam? I know it sounds odd, but it tastes really good.

About the recipe

I came up with this variation of Caprese salad when we were in Cape Cod visiting our friends Jo and Oliver this past summer. They had an onion and garlic jam in their refrigerator that looked very enticing. I tried it with some crackers and cheese and it was yummy.

I really wanted to have it again with something more substantial than just crackers, and that’s when I got the idea to change up the traditional Caprese salad.

Instead of using the usual basil and balsamic vinegar, I used this savory jam. The jam gives a nice burst of flavor to this tomato and mozzarella salad.  Here is the recipe.

Caprese Salad with Savory Jam, Olives & Grapes


  • 4-6 large tomatoes or Heirloom tomatoes cut into thick wedges
  • Fresh mozzarella cut into thick wedges
  • Grapes cut into halves
  • Stonewall Kitchen Onion and Garlic jam or any savory jam of your choice.
  • Olives
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper


  • In a platter place the tomato wedges.
  • Top the tomatoes with mozzarella wedges.
  • Put small amounts of jam on top of mozzarella.
  • Spread grapes and olives evenly over all the tomato and mozzarella.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar if you have but not needed.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper. They are ready to serve.

Cook’s notes: If you can’t find Stonewall Kitchen garlic and onion jam, you can use any savory jam. When I made this salad again at home, I used an orange marmalade with garlic and chili.

3 thoughts on “Caprese Salad with Savory Jam, Olives and Grapes”

  1. Kalpana, Your post on Caprese Salad with Savory jam, Olives and Grapes looks really good and delicious. I bet it’s worth trying and thanks again for the wonderful recipe you’re sharing.
    😊 Devi

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