Two bowls of caprese salad with cherry heirloom tomatoes
The Best Types Of Tomatoes To Use For Caprese Salad
The Caprese salad tastes best when you can get your hands on the tastiest tomatoes. The right tomato sets up your salad for success, so the heirloom tomato is your best bet.
Heirloom tomatoes tend to be bursting with bold flavors compared to common grocery store hybrid varieties. The difference in flavor can be night and day.
Hybrid tomatoes are crossbred intentionally to develop characteristics like pest resistance, which helps them hold up during transport but doesn't prioritize flavor.
Heirloom tomatoes, on the other hand, have not been crossbred or genetically modified, and often come from seeds that have been lovingly saved for generations.