How to make a delicious Strawberry Caprese Salad. Using ripe summer strawberries, fresh mozzarella, basil, pistachios, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
I have a confession. I don’t like raw tomatoes. I like them cooked, but the texture of raw tomatoes isn’t my thing. Being from the Garden State, this is something I don’t admit freely. I never understood the oohing and ahhing over the late summer tomatoes at the farm stand. (But the corn, I totally get.)
Caprese salad is something that I want to love. It looks so beautiful with its bright colors, and I love fresh mozzarella. I sometimes go so far as to order Caprese sandwiches and pull out the tomatoes after the waiter has dropped my plate off.
Instead of a tomato Caprese salad, I make a strawberry one. Strawberries are one of those fruits that hold up well in savory things. The key is to use really ripe, sweet, strawberries when they are in season. It makes a world of difference. Strawberries, fresh mozzarella cheese, lots of basil, pistachios, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and lots of salt and pepper. I’m going to be eating this salad all summer long.
I made a quick video to show you how I made it.