Feta Mozzarella Caprese Salad

I wanted this caprese salad to be the kind where one gets a surprise with the first bite and maybe even the second bite – like a surprise in the palate. When I made this feta/mozzarella combination in a caprese salad I was thinking that Feta with its briny tangy fresh flavor would make the perfect accompaniment to the milder fresh mozzarella cheese. The caprese is unexpected in that you don’t know what you are getting when you take a piece – since both fresh feta and fresh mozzarella are the same color and look similar, its hard to tell them apart creating an unexpected flavor surprise when eaten. 

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The way to accomplish this is to alternate the cheese slices on the platter, giving everyone a chance to try each flavorful cheese. When the family had this appetizer they were pleasantly happy to taste both feta and mozzarella, and they loved it 😋.

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A Surprise Party in the Palate. Feta Mozzarella Caprese Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 block feta cheese cut into square slices
  • Fresh mozzarella cut into 10-12 slices
  • Cherry tomatoes – about 1lb cut into halves
  • 6 Fresh basil leaves and 6 fresh mint leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar

Directions:

  • In a large platter place the mozzarella and feta slices alternating with each other.

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  • Next place the tomatoes over all the cheese.

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  • Sprinkle salt and pepper and evenly spread the basil and mint over all the tomatoes. Then drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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  • Feta and Mozzarella Caprese Salad is ready!

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  • This is one appetizer that the family cleaned out 😋

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14 thoughts on “Feta Mozzarella Caprese Salad”

  1. I have everything except the tomatoes!!🙄. Will have to dash to the market or to my neighbors…😬.

    Beautiful dish!😍

      1. Thank you. I got the mozzarella and feta cheese when I shopped for groceries this morning. We have an abundance of cherry tomatoes right now, so that is perfect! Thanks you so much!

        1. I would love to hear how you and your daughter liked the feta and mozzarella combination with the tomatoes.

          I am still waiting for my tomatoes to ripen we have had a mild summer with temps in the 80s with a few 90s here and there. Both my tomatoes and dahlias like the heat and usually I have to wait till August for both to bloom and ripen.

            1. My girl wasn’t at home when I made the salad, but I cooked for one of my friends, and he loved it. I made it with your recipe, but on two individual plates. On my friends plate I added meat on the side. On my plate I added some avocado on the side. The salad was wonderful, I will definitely make it again. I don’t think I ever used feta and mozzarella in the same dish before, not that I can recall. I loved the combination. Thank you!

            2. I’m so happy to hear you liked the caprese salad with feta cheese! Adding avocado sounds perfect too. Thank you for coming back and leting me know. Enjoy your weekend 😊

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