Strawberry Caprese Salad

strawberry caprese salad I picked up some beautiful strawberries at the market yesterday, and I knew I wanted to eat them fresh so I settled on adding them to a salad. I didn't have much time to make my lunch this morning, so I wanted to do something easy that I could literally throw together. Strawberry caprese  salad is as easy to make as putting the ingredients into a bowl and tossing them with a vinaigrette. I made a balsamic vinaigrette, but the strawberry-poppyseed vinaigrette would work well too!  If you want to watch me make it, head on over to SnapChat ;)  (@FoodieInNewYork).

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The sweetness of the strawberries is balanced by the acidity from the tomatoes and the balsamic vinegar, making this salad a perfect balance of flavors. Make sure to add a pinch of salt to your vinaigrette--the salt really helps meld the flavors and bring out the fresh flavor of the juicy, ripe tomatoes.

Strawberry Caprese Salad
Author: Vallery
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Serves: 3-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 8 ounces of fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Add the halved strawberries, tomatoes, mozzarella, and chopped basil to a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Adjust seasoning, if necessary. Pour into salad bowl and toss.
  3. Serve immediately.