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Warm weather screams stone fruits!!!!

So fruity Caprese salads are playing on repeat all summer long in my Italian kitchen⁠.

This gorgeous beauty is loaded with the sweetest ripest and juicy peaches, apricots, nectarines, black plums, and cherries surrounded by the creamiest, dreamiest baby mozzarella balls.⁠

I’ve scattered it with fresh basil from my garden and added some passion fruits to give it that crunchy tart pop.⁠⁠

My to-die-for vinaigrette goes with anything and everything.

So triple this recipe and pour it on whatever you eat including this yummy salad.

⁠Wishing you a gorgeous summer filled with special people and mouthwatering food

xxx MM⁠


Fruity Summertime Caprese

  • Author: Melissa Mayo




  • 2 TBS of basil pesto
  • ½ cup of good quality olive oil
  • ½ cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 TBS honey
  • Coarse salt and black pepper to taste


  • 4 nectarines/yellow peaches cut into wedges
  • 4 black plums cut into wedges
  • 6 apricots quartered
  • 1 cup of cherries – halved
  • 3 granadillas/passion fruits
  • 12 cups of baby mozzarella balls
  • 1bunch of fresh basil


Whisk the ingredients for the dressing together and set it aside.

Cut the stone fruit into wedges and place these on a large flat platter. Dot the salad with baby mozzarella balls. Top the salad with the granadilla/passion fruit pulp and garnish with fresh basil.

Just before serving drizzle the salad with the dressing and serve immediately at room temperature.


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