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Deconstructed Caprese Salad Party Platter

A beautiful party platter that can be assembled in five minutes!

Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine Italian
Keyword appetizer platter, caprese salad, party platter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings


Note: this platter can be as big or as small as you like. I am going big in the recipe below. Of course you can make it more budget friendly by paring it back a bit!

  • 3 8 ounce rounds of Burrata cheese
  • 3 ounces arugula
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves (I prefer to buy the live plant at the grocery store rather than the cut leaves)
  • 2 pints various colors of cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1-2 baguettes, sliced (and toasted if preferred)
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • balsamic glaze
  • sea salt


  1. If you are toasting baguette: preheat oven to 400, slice bread 1" thick, place on a cookie sheet and toast until just golden. Set aside.

  2. Remove cheese from water and pat dry. Place cheese on platter with room for other ingredients in between. (I usually do one toward the upper right corner, center left, and one toward the lower right, see photos)

  3. Place rows of arugula and basil leaves, baguette slices, and tomatoes in a free form style on board. Fill in any empty spaces

  4. Drizzle everything except the bread generously with olive oil and balsamic glaze then sprinkle with a good sea salt (no table salt please)

  5. Leave the glaze and sea salt by the board, so as people take what they want, they can drizzle with more glaze and add sea salt as desired!