Portable Cherry Caprese Panzanella Salad

A portable summer salad perfect for the beach or a picnic featuring cherries, tomatoes, basil, mint, fresh mozzarella and bread.

  • Yield: 1 serving. 1x


  • 1/2 cup red onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup cherries, pitted and cut in half
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1.5 ounces fresh mozzarella, cubed
  • 6 leaves of fresh mint or basil (or a combination), torn
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Dash of salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup cubed stale whole wheat crusty bread


  1. In a medium bowl, mix onion and lemon juice. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Add cherries, tomatoes, mozzarella, mint/basil, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper; mix well. Refrigerate until ready to put into Mason jar.
  3. Before leaving for outdoor eating event, layer bread in bottom of Mason jar. Top with cherry/tomato mix and place in cooler. Before eating, toss vigorously until well blended.