Salads | June 29, 2021

Summer Strawberry Caprese Salad

Ripe strawberries, creamy mozarella, bright blue berries, and a honey vinaigrette combine in this fresh summer strawberry salad.  Summer Strawberry Caprese Salad is a sweet and savory twist on the original Caprese Salad made with tomatoes.  Let us show you just how to make it!

Summer strawberry salad on an oval marble tray. There is a bowl of dressing and a bowl of pepper to the side.

What is A Summer Strawberry Caprese Salad?

A caprese salad is traditionally made with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, with a balsamic glaze.  It is called Caprese because it is believed that the salad originated in the city of Capri.  We have taken a modern twist on the original and replaced the tomatoes with fresh strawberries and blueberries, we have also swapped the balsamic glaze for a honey balsamic dressing.

Summer strawberry salad in a white bowl. There is basil and blueberries to the side.

What Do I Need To Make Summer Strawberry Salad?

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • 2 lb strawberries, quartered
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 8 oz mozarella pearls
  • handful of fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Ingredients needed for summer strawberry salad

How Do I Make Summer Strawberry Salad?

Throwing this salad together is a cinch, you will only dirty two bowl!

1. Combine strawberries, blueberries, mozarella pearls, and basil in a large bowl.

Strawberry caprese being made.

2. In a small bowl combine honey, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Whisk until combined.

how to make balsamic dressing.

3. Pour on top of salad and toss to combine.  Serve immediately.

Balsamic dressing being poured on salad.

Summer Strawberry Caprese Q&A

Why is it called caprese salad?

The salad is named after the island of Capri, where it is believed to have originated.

What do you eat summer caprese salad with?

An overhead shot of summer strawberry caprese salad

This is the perfect summer side! You can eat it alongside any grilled meat, or toss it with quinoa for a complete meal.

How long does this salad last?

Because of the fresh ingredients we recommend making and eating this salad in the same day.

A 3/4 view of strawberry caprese on an oval marble tray.

I love fresh summer salads! Do you have more recipes?

Check our our:

Stonefruit Salad

Apple Gorgonzola Salad

Summer Asparagus Salad

A closeup of summer strawberry salad.

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Summer Strawberry Caprese Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Ripe strawberries, creamy mozarella, bright blue berries, and a honey vinaigrette combine in this fresh summer strawberry salad.  Summer Strawberry Caprese Salad is a sweet and savory twist on the original Caprese Salad made with tomatoes.  Let us show you just how to make it!

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: strawberry caprese, summer capreses salad, summer strawberry salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 312 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 2 lb strawberries quartered
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 8 oz mozarella pearls
  • handful of fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine strawberries, blueberries, mozarella pearls, and basil in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl combine honey, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Whisk until combined.
  3. Pour on top of salad and toss to combine.  Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Summer Strawberry Caprese Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 435mg19%
Potassium 332mg9%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 317IU6%
Vitamin C 97mg118%
Calcium 222mg22%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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