Mozzarella, Tomato + Strawberry Salad ~ French Fridays with Dorie

I don’t know if I would really call this dish a “recipe”.  No need for measuring cups, measuring spoons, tons of ingredients, or chopping. I cannot tell you how many times I have thrown some fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, and some basil together to enhance a meal.  A little good olive oil, some balsamic, fresh ground pepper, and coarse salt creates a fresh, tasty, savory, and sweet dish.

Sometimes I will make a bruschetta and add a piece of burrata cheese.  My motto – you can’t go wrong with anything that includes burrata.  Even without the burrata, there is something special about this combination.  When I read that this weeks dish for French Fridays with Dorie was a salad that included a fruit, I wasn’t exactly overwhelmed.  Generally, I don’t really like fruit in my salad.  I can’t get into watermelon with my lettuce and PLEASE, hold the mandarin oranges in my chinese chicken salad.

With that said, I do like my strawberries bathed in balsamic and a little organic cane sugar. Pour these over my homemade waffles.  No need for syrup, the strawberries get a bit “wet” and the sugar makes a great, natural syrup.  But, there is no lettuce, green leafy vegetable in sight. That’s the way I like it.  So, in leu of a tradtiional salad, I skerewed the fruit, tomatoes, and cheese.  Drizzled a bit of really good olive oil and some balsamic and actually didn’t mind eating my fruit before my main course.

recipe adapted from around my french table

 

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  • Tammy
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    I love that you used sticks … very fun.

  • Lucy Lean
    Reply

    I’m a big fan of watermelon and feta salad – but like you can’t stand mandarin oranges in anything sweet or savory! Can’t go wrong with this recipe…

  • Reply

    I’m convinced. I need to add burrata to my fridge inventory! Thanks Susan.

    • Susan
      Reply

      yes, add burrata – but one thing about it – you kind of have to eat it fresh! so good!

  • Amanda
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    I love those perfect tomatoes!! This whole post is so inspiring… so many different and unique ideas… you make me want to try new things!!!

    Be blessed!

  • nana
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    I’m with you about salads and fruit. I could never understand the concept of
    cottage cheese and fruit. (It’s bad enough to see my husband pour catsup on
    cottage cheese). I really did not care for this combination at all, but Tricia
    and her boys enjoyed it. I must research burrata, I do not know what that is,
    but sounds good.

  • food librarian
    Reply

    I think a lot of us had the food on a stick idea! Yours look sooo delicious! 🙂

  • Reply

    Simple & fabulous flavors today Susan, LOVE 🙂

  • Georgia Pellegrini
    Reply

    I’m with you on not liking too much fruit in my salad, though tomatoes and creamy burrata always take exception for me…

  • Maria
    Reply

    I love the strawberry addition! Just fabulous!

  • Kathy
    Reply

    What a unique presentation for this salad! Love it! Very nice photos!

  • Kristen
    Reply

    My favorite salad – and what a gorgeous picture!

  • Adriana
    Reply

    What a gorgeous plate! My tomatoes were even sweeter than the strawberries I had, so the contrast was interesting – almost unexpected.

  • Cher
    Reply

    Love the skewered version! So fun. And so pretty.

  • Betsy
    Reply

    I love the skewers. I had a little trouble with the concept of strawberries in the savory salad, but it worked for me. I used burrata and it was so good.

  • Kim
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    I’m not into fruits in salaf trend either, I felt alone before today! Really, I like to know i’m not alone being unable to put fruits (except tart apple) in a salad… That being said, i’m kind of curious to taste this recipe you posted. Think i’m gonna open this book, this is strawberries season here:)

  • Patty
    Reply

    This really looks pretty and I love your serving idea. Wouldn’t these be fun as a passed appetizer?

  • Teresa
    Reply

    Your presentation is lovely!

    Strawberries have some surprising flavour complements – strawberries dipped in red wine and dusted with black pepper is one combination that reminds me of the acid/pepper/sweet combination in this salad.

  • Anita Menon
    Reply

    Sensational looking salad. Simple and elegant,all the same. The presentation makes it such a teaser.

  • Reply

    It is vegetarian week at Get Grillin’ we would love if you submitted up to any 3 recipes (they don’t have to be grilled) to our link up. This one would be perfect!
    This week we have a ManPans giveaway. http://su.pr/3GCtXU

    • Susan
      Reply

      done – my dear friend! xx

  • Lana
    Reply

    I was a bit leery when I read that strawberries are a part of a salad, but as I like the Insalata Caprese, I decided to be adventurous and it did not disappoint:) Lovely salad, perfect for the mild summer nights.
    I love your skewers!

    • Susan
      Reply

      Lana – I am still not a huge fan of a strawberry mixed in with my classic Caprese! But with that said – I did eat every last bite!

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