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Watermelon Caprese Salad

The following recipe and photography were provided by our partner, Kayla Breeden of Kayla’s Kitch and Fix.

Sometimes all it takes is a few simple ingredients and a little creativity to bring new life to a classic recipe. This Watermelon Caprese Salad is exhibit A.

Watermelon Caprese Salad

I love the balance of flavors and textures in a traditional caprese, but with a plentiful assortment of Midwest Grown produce available at Heinen’s, I decided to switch things up by swapping red tomatoes for a green heirloom variety and adding watermelon slices for a refreshing, juicy crunch.

Topped with a simple homemade honey balsamic, you might just enjoy this new caprese concoction more than the original!

Watermelon Caprese Salad
Watermelon Caprese Salad
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For the Salad

  • Watermelon
  • Green tomatoes (can be heirloom, if available)
  • Mozzarella

For the Honey Balsamic

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. honey


  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Basil


  1. Simmer the balsamic and honey over medium heat on the stove until bubbling.
  2. Once bubbling, turn the heat down to medium-low and let reduce for 5-10 minutes, or until thickened.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  4. Slice the watermelon, green tomatoes and mozzarella and arrange in an alternating pattern on a serving platter.
  5. Drizzle with the cooled honey balsamic and top with olive oil, sea salt and basil.

Watermelon Caprese Salad

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