Caprese Has My Heart – Valentine’s Day Appetizer

Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson


Planning to spend Valentine’s Day celebrating at home with your significant other, family, or maybe planning a Galentine’s Day brunch/dinner?!  If so, I’m sharing the most delicious and very simple Heart Caprese Salad recipe with you! 

Caprese salad is a crowd pleaser (one of my family’s favorites) and is very easy to make!  It doesn’t take much time to put together, which gives you more time to focus on your main dish or maybe a fun dessert!


  • Pre-packaged mozzarella cheese – whole or pre-sliced *I bought pre-sliced and the cheese was cut into about 1/2 inch round slices
  • Basil leaves
  • Ripe sweet tomatoes
  • Light olive oil
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Small heart cookie cutter *I purchased mine from Michael’s

Use your heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out your mozzarella hearts.  Cut your tomatoes into thick slices.  Lay down your tomato slices onto your serving tray, place a whole basil leaf on top and then place your heart mozzarella on top.  Drizzle with a little bit of light olive oil and then drizzle with balsamic glaze.  Sprinkle with pinch of salt & pepper.  Voila…enjoy!!!

How will you be spending Valentine’s Day?!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by…have a great day!