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Sun Gold Tomato Caprese Salad

Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active time 12 mins
Total time 12 mins

Serves 6 (serving size: 3/4 cup)

We use young Cherokee Purple heirloom tomatoes here to balance the sweetness of Sun Golds with a little acid and umami depth, but other red cherry tomatoes will work well also. Caprese salad is the perfect keep-it-simple summer recipe, since ripe tomatoes need very little adornment—just a lap of fruity olive oil, a sprinkle of salt and pepper, bright basil, and rich fresh cheese make them sing.


  • 3 cups halved Sun Gold cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup halved young Cherokee Purple tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 ounces small fresh mozzarella balls
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup torn fresh basil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 100
  • fat 8.2 g
  • satfat 2.7 g
  • monofat 3.6 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 4 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 12 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 173 mg
  • calcium 14 mg
  • sugars 3 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients except basil in a large bowl; toss gently. Top with basil.