How to Make Watermelon Caprese Salad

A caprese salad is a simple salad, made with sliced mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, and then seasoned with olive oil, salt, pepper, and balsamic. To change this salad up a bit, substitute tomatoes with watermelon! Be creative with this type of salad by creating different shapes with your watermelon pieces. For presentation purposes try cutting star-shapes, oval or square shapes out of the  watermelon in order to add a uniqueness to the plate. In this cooking lesson, Chef Thomas walks us through how to make a watermelon caprese salad and the different variations of watermelon cuts to use! For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.

Watermelon Caprese Salad Recipe:

seedless watermelon
fresh buffalo mozzarella or bocconcini
fresh basil
balsamic vinegar or balsamic reduction
good-quality olive or cold-pressed canola oil
coarse salt & freshly ground black pepper

1. Slice the watermelon and cut it into shapes with cookie cutters, if you like. Tear or slice the mozzarella. Arrange watermelon and cheese in stacks or rows or in a jumble on the plate, and tuck in some fresh basil leaves.
2. Dribble the whole thing with balsamic and oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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