Chopped Cucumber Caprese Salad - Recipe of the Month, July 2021

It's garden harvest time and here is a salad that is a hit, using all your produce!


  • 1-1/2 C grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2" chunks
  • 10-12 fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces
  • 2 Tbls good quality olive oil
  • 1 Tbls balsamic vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Pince of salt, pepper and sugar, to taste

In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber, mozzarella and basil leaves.  In a separate small bowl wisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper and sugar.  Pour over the tomato-mozzarella mixture and toss.  Service immediately, or prepare up to 4 hours ahead of serving.