Strawberry Mozzarella Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Strawberry Mozzarella Salad with Vinaigrette is loaded with mozzarella, roasted almonds and and fresh strawberries.

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This is such an amazing salad to get your week off to a great start!   On The Lighter Side this week we have a Strawberry Mozzarella Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette.  The textures and flavors in this salad are surprising.  The soft creaminess of the mozzarella, the crunchy nutty flavor of the roasted almonds and the sweet flavor of the fresh strawberries all come together to make an incredible treat for your senses.

Served on a bed of mixed lettuce this is an satisfying light dish.    I love this salad.  I have that bottle of salad dressing in my fridge to use for more salads!

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Strawberry Mozzarella Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Donna Elick
On The Lighter Side this week we have a Strawberry Mozzarella Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette. The textures and flavors in this salad are surprising. The soft creaminess of the mozzarella, the crunchy nutty flavor of the roasted almonds and the sweet flavor of the fresh strawberries all come together to make an incredible treat for your senses.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Method Mixed
Servings 1

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • 2 tablespoons toasted almonds
  • 1 ounce mozzarella pearls
  • 4 strawberries, sliced
  • 8 ounces hulled strawberries, quartered
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/4 cup aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed rosemary
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

Instructions
 

  • Place greens on a plate, add strawberries, mozzarella and almonds. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette over top (recipe follows). Serve cold.
  • Combine strawberries, olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt, rosemary, pepper and orange juice in food processor until it becomes a dressing like consistency.
  • Pour dressing into your favorite container. Refrigerate.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 869cal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 642mg | Sugar: 35g | Fiber: 8g | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 3mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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6 Comments

  1. Love this dressing. The berry with the cheese sound fantastic together. I usually do blue cheese with my strawberries but I will definitely be trying mozzarella next time. Who can resist mozzarella?

  2. I'm having company for dinner this weekend and that may just be what I need to go with steaks. Your photo looks like it came out of a magazine! Great post. Thanks!

  3. I like that you used fresh mozarella in this salad – that vinaigrette sounds great with the strawberries pureed..yum!

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