Caprese Candy Cane Salad

Caprese Candy Cane

Caprese Candy Cane Salad

This classic Italian appetizer also is an easy and fun salad to make for the holidays.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6


  • 2 (6-ounce) packages Fresh Express® Sweet Butter Lettuce
  • 1 (8-ounce) package fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 2 small plum tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch-thick
  • 7-8 basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons pomegranate arils
  • Crostini crackers, optional

Pomegranate Vinaigrette Ingredients (makes 1-1/3 cups):

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Arrange Fresh Express® Sweet Butter Lettuce on a large oval platter. Place one slice of mozzarella cheese and one tomato slice in a row to create a candy cane shape on top of the lettuce. Place basil leaves around the edges of the tomatoes and cheese. Sprinkle the lettuce with pomegranate arils.
  • Serve with Pomegranate Vinaigrette on the side.

Pomegranate Vinaigrette Instructions:

  • Whisk all ingredients in a bowl.
Made with
Sweet Butter

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