Strawberry Caprese Salad

Strawberry Caprese Salad

A quick and easy Strawberry Caprese Salad recipe!

Strawberry Caprese Salad
As the weather begins to warm up or the leaves begin to fall, it’s always nice to have a short list of easy and tasty salad recipes to whip up on a casual weekday evening – or for a last-minute potluck or dinner party any time of the year.

Caprese salads are always a delicious idea, but have you ever tried making one with strawberries instead of tomatoes? The results are amazing!

Enjoy!

Strawberry Caprese Salad
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Serves: 4 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs fresh California strawberries, stemmed and halved
  • 2 cups bite-sized fresh mozzarella balls (bocconcini), drained, halved
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade (finely sliced)
  • 3-4 mint leaves, chiffonade
  • Salt, pepper to taste
Instructions
To make balsamic syrup:
  1. In nonreactive pot, simmer vinegar over low heat until reduced to one-half its original volume (1/4 cup).
To serve:
  1. In serving bowl, toss strawberries and mozzarella balls with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add basil and mint; toss again. Drizzle balsamic syrup over and around salad. Grind more pepper on top.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 383 g Calories: 510 kcal Fat: 39 g Saturated fat: 18 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 23 g Sugar: 16 g Sodium: 70 mg Fiber: 5 g Protein: 22 g Cholesterol: 80 mg