Strawberry Caprese Salad

Strawberry Caprese Salad: Fresh strawberries, mozzarella, and basil come together in a sweet and savory twist on the classic caprese salad. Try it tonight!

Sweet meets savory in this refreshing Strawberry Caprese Salad, where juicy strawberries, creamy mozzarella, and fragrant basil come together in perfect harmony. A drizzle of balsamic glaze adds a tangy twist to this summer-inspired salad, making it the perfect side dish for your next gathering.

Ready Time

20 mins

Yields

6 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 oz fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 6 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6-8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup mixed greens

Instructions

Start by preparing your ingredients: hull and slice the strawberries, slice the mozzarella cheese, and chop the fresh basil leaves.

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and honey until well combined.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

In a large bowl, combine the mixed greens and a pinch of salt.

Toss to combine.

To assemble the salads, place a layer of mixed greens on each plate, followed by a slice of mozzarella cheese, a few slices of strawberry, and a sprinkle of chopped basil leaves.

Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the top of each salad and serve immediately.

Repeat the layers one more time, ending with a layer of mixed greens on top.

Finish with a drizzle of the balsamic glaze and a sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste.

Serve immediately and garnish with additional basil leaves, if desired.

Notes

Fresh strawberries are the star of this show, so choose the ripest ones for the sweetest flavor.

Mozzarella slices should be about 1/4 inch thick for the perfect bite.

Don’t overdress the mixed greens, you want them to stay crisp.

If you want a thicker balsamic glaze, reduce the vinegar in a saucepan until it reaches your desired consistency.

Fresh basil leaves can be substituted with dried basil if you don’t have fresh on hand.

To make ahead, prep all ingredients except the mixed greens, then assemble just before serving.

You can also customize this salad by swapping strawberries with sliced peaches or grapes for a different twist.

Nutrional Value

  • Calories: 220
  • Total Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 16g
  • Protein: 15g
Strawberry Caprese Salad
Strawberry Caprese Salad

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