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A gorgeous Caprese salad with the addition of berries makes a lovely addition to your spring menu. This Mozzarella, Tomato and Strawberry Salad with its striking colors is as irresistible as it looks!

Mozzarella, Tomato and Strawberry Salad

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.

Spring Twist on a Caprese Salad

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 blog.

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62 comments on “Mozzarella, Tomato and Strawberry Salad”

  1. Beautiful salad! Love that you used the smaller bocconcini balls, they go so perfectly with the little cherry tomatoes 🙂

  2. It looks gorgeous! I never would have thought to put strawberries in a caprese salad!

  3. Hi Lizzy, I just came across your lovely blog. Your strawberry salad looks so fresh and tasty – what a wonderful take on the classic mozzarella and tomato pairing. 🙂

  4. I wouldn’t have thought to put in strawberries! It’s a beautiful salad. We found a wonderful pint of local berries at the Broad Ripple market yesterday. Can’t wait to fix something with them tonight 🙂 xo Kate

  5. Three of my favorite salad ingredients are used in this recipe, tomato, mozzarella and strawberries… Really perfect for summer!!

  6. i keep seeing this type of salad for the last couple of days. The more I see, the more tempting it sounds 🙂
    Yours look great Lizzy!

  7. Tomato and strawberry are such a great idea to mix together, I’m going to try it soon 🙂

  8. Colorful and refreshing! Great photos. Thanks!

  9. Yum! Caprese Salad is one of my favorites – and your photos were absolutely stunning! I’ve buzzed it!

  10. This sounds so bright and flavorful. I love caprese salads, but I have never had them with strawberries. I will have to try this asap!

  11. Hi Lizzy! Its good to be back. I’ve missed the cooking, the challenges and the FF community. Beautiful picture.

  12. I love using those bocconcini in salads & on pizzas. I’m intrigued by the flavor combination of tomatoes and strawberries. I’ll have to give that one a shot.

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