Baby Caprese Salad: Healthy Toddler Lunch

Baby Caprese Salad: Healthy Toddler Lunch

If you’re looking for a healthy, no-cook recipe, our Baby Caprese Salad is a healthy toddler lunch and a great option.  The key to making this salad delicious is the quality of the ingredients you choose.  Try using tomatoes from your garden, farmers market, or local farm share while they’re in season.  This recipe also doubles well, so you can make it in bulk and store it in the refrigerator for a few days.  Try making this for a healthy afternoon snack! 

Age: 12 months+
Yield: 1 ½ cups
Food storage: refrigerator-friendly
Prep time: 7 minutes
Cook time:
no cook!

  • 1 cup tomatoes (preferably heirloom, yellow tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, or a combination), diced into ½ inch by ½ inch pieces
  • ½ cup mozzarella, diced into ½ inch by ½ inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil, finely minced
  • ¼ teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Freshly ground pepper

Place the tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl.  Toss to mix the ingredients well.  Lightly season the salad with freshly ground pepper.  Serve bite-sized pieces to your child, cutting into smaller pieces if needed.  

About Amy Godiwalla

Amy Godiwalla is co-author of the What a Good Eater! cookbook, available on Amazon. Amy and her husband, Shaun, live in Denver, Colorado, with their two little boys. When Amy is not feeding little mouths or inventing recipes, she enjoys hiking, yoga, snowboarding, cooking, entertaining, traveling to the mountains, sipping hot chocolate at ski resorts, and wine tasting.


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