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Caprese Recipes that Go Way Beyond Salad

Between pizza, pasta, and gelato, there’s not a lot Italy can’t do — caprese, included. One up the classic summer trio — basil, tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella — with recipes that defy the salad quo.

Little Broken gives zucchini boats a whole new meaning. Toss them on the grill, then layer on all your favorite caprese flavors for the side of the summer.

Did someone say mac and cheese? Fancy up the childhood favorite (and let’s be honest, adult favorite, too) with heirloom tomatoes, homemade basil pesto, and a boat-load of cheese. Half Baked Harvest, we couldn’t have done it better ourselves.

It’s not summer unless burgers are making a weekly appearance at the dinner table. The Stay At Home Chef switches up the summer staple by pairing it with fresh, caprese favorites like balsamic onions and a gooey mozzarella filling.

Party trays don’t mean a thing until you’ve tried this revamped caprese salad from The Pretty Blog. It’s made with all the cheese and veggies you could ever want — and then some.

Forget ordering in. This basil-smeared pizza is all you need for a summer movie night. Feasting At Home piles hers high with cherry, grape, and yellow tomatoes. A sprinkling of Romano doubles the cheesy goodness.

Crostini — aka things on toast — is everything these days. Cafe Delites tops her grilled version with lush avocado slices and the caprese basics. Patio nights will never be the same.

Say hello to the perfect party skewer, from Floating Kitchen. Simple yet delicious, she keeps the mozzarella and basil, but swaps tomatoes for something sweeter: watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew. Who knew a skewer could be so refreshing?

Grilled cheese just got way better, thanks to Dinner At The Zoo. The mommy blogger sandwiches classic caprese ingredients between two slices of buttery, grilled toast for one genius combination. Avocado makes it all the more enticing.

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