Easy Za’atar Caprese Salad

This simple, classic Caprese salad stacks up well against the competition with a boost of bright, crunchy za’atar, juicy red tomatoes, and creamy mozzarella cheese.

You might know and love the Caprese salad. It’s effortlessly beautiful, naturally sweet, and well-balanced with milky cheese and a pop of herbs. This recipe elevates your classic Italian cheese and tomato salad with an unexpected, but a definitely welcome drizzle of bright Mediterranean flavor.

How to Make Za’atar Caprese Salad

This four-ingredient salad couldn’t be easier to assemble. And in a pinch, you can even make your salad stacks ahead of time. They’ll hold up in an airtight container in the fridge for several hours.

We love the vertical height from stacking tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil leaves. But if you’re a fan of a more horizontal salad, it’s just as easy to arrange the ingredients in overlapping layers on a serving platter. Aim for concentric circles for the full Caprese experience.

However you assemble your Caprese salad, the most important thing is to drizzle it generously with Zesty Z za’atar condiment. 

What Is a Za’atar Olive Oil Condiment?

Zesty Z’s flavor-packed jarred za’atar condiment is bursting with bright, citrusy flavors in a drizzle-able consistency. Our herbaceous za’atar spices are mixed with high-quality extra-virgin olive oil for a one-ingredient salad dressing that sings.

If you want to add some heat to your salad, you can even experiment with our spicy condiment. Let us know what you think!

Serving Ideas

This makes a delightful light appetizer or side dish in the warm weather. To turn the stack into a complete meal, layer on light protein with grilled shrimp, chicken, or tofu.

You can also miniaturize the recipe down for a bite-sized, passable appetizer by using sliced cherry tomatoes and mozzarella balls.  

Easy Za’atar Caprese Salad Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced into ¼-inch rounds
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, sliced into ¼-inch rounds
  • Fresh Basil
  • Zesty Z Za’atar Condiment, to taste


You’ll make two salad stacks. Starting with the bottom tomato slices, layer the tomato, mozzarella, and fresh basil leaves in stacks on a serving plate.

Drizzle both salads generously with Zesty Z and secure in place with a toothpick or skewer.