Grilled Caprese

Grilled Caprese, a new twist on this Italian Classic!

The crisp smoky taste of the grilled tomato paired with the warm, vivid taste of the Fresh Mozzarella is sure to be a hit with everyone.


  • 2 – 8oz. Galbani® Fresh Mozzarella Ball, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 5 cups fresh basil leaves, divided
  • 2 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 4-5 beefsteak tomatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Combine 4 cups fresh basil and 2 cups olive oil in a food processor and mix until smooth.
  • In a saucepan, simmer olive oil and basil puree over medium heat for 1 minute.
  • Strain mixture through cheesecloth into a bowl.
  • Let the mixture sit 1-2 hours.
  • Pour infused oil into a jar and seal if not used right away.
  • Heat grill to medium. Oil the grill grate.
  • Brush tops of tomatoes with olive oil and salt to taste.
  • Grill 3-4 minutes on each side (until you see grill marks).
  • Layer Galbani® Fresh Mozzarella, tomato, and fresh basil on serving plate.
  • Drizzle with basil-infused olive oil.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish and server with remaining fresh basil.


Grilled Caprese Tips:

  • Add some spice! Slice a few peppers and grill those along with the tomatoes. Add a few pieces of sliced pepper with the tomatoes to add even more flavor and color.