Due to the wacky spring weather, our local strawberry season was barely a week long…so I made this salad when these tiny beauties were at their peak. We were having company for dinner, so instead of slicing a fresh mozzarella ball, I purchased the smaller bocconcini….and made a composed salad versus plating individually. I served this beautiful salad of berries, grape tomatoes, and mozzarella on a bed of baby spinach…and whipped up a simple vinaigrette with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. A dusting of fleur de sel, crushed pink peppercorns and shredded basil finished it off.
Both lovely and refreshing on a hot evening, we all enjoyed this salad…at least those who actually eat salad (this group is void of any of my children!). Next time I will make a more flavorful dressing…adding some mustard and a pinch of sugar…but there will be a next time.
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table
. To see how other Doristas plated up their salads this week, check the French Fridays with Dorie
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