ffwD: Mozzarella, Tomato & Strawberry Salad

I made this very summery salad while I was still in North Carolina helping my sister move into her new digs. It was a simple, sweet, and delicious twist on the traditional Caprese salad (which I love in any form!) We seriously gobbled up this salad, and I could really appreciate the freshness from the in-season ingredients. Hmm, I wonder how all this would taste on a pizza…

Check out bloggers’ mozzarella, tomato & strawberry salad by heading to French Fridays with Dorie. As usual, the recipe for this dish can be found in Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.

**I also wanted to give a little love to one of my other cooking groups, Ina’s Garden! We’ve had several successful linkups, and after a bit of tweaking, we’ve found the most successful format for us to highlight Ina Garten’s recipes is by having bi-monthly “themes” on the first and third Thursdays. Our next linkup is July 7th when Peggy of Pantry Revisited is hosting Vegetable Delight featuring Zucchini Gratin. And now, Ina’s Garden has its own site that lists all the upcoming themes, including Sweet Baked Love (July 21st), Indian Summer (September 1st), and Chocolate Heaven (November 3rd). With creativity and choices abound, you get to choose, make, and post an Ina dish you love or having been wanting to try that fits that week’s theme! We hope to see you in Ina’s Garden on July 7th and beyond!


54 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Liz
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 06:35:03

    Mmmmm….SO beautiful! And it was a super twist on Caprese salad…a winner for sure.

  2. Three-Cookies
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 06:43:25

    I was wondering about tomato and strawberry but I suppose they work since technically tomato is a fruit!

  3. C\
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 06:44:06

    This salad didn’t last very long in my house either… (And I think I have made it three or four times since – to take advantage of those berries before they are long gone).

  4. spicegirlfla
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 07:46:18

    I like this twist on the caprese salad! You have me thinking about this on a pizza…that certainly would be so different; just a bit sweet from the strawberries. I’m interested in your cooking group, Ina’s Garden. I love her, her style and recipes.

  5. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 07:50:51

    Looks just wonderful! That cheese looks so fresh.

  6. Betty @ scrambled henfruit
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 08:10:42

    Beautiful twist on the classic Caprese! You seriously can’t go wrong adding those sweet, fresh berries! πŸ™‚

  7. kitchenbelleicious
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 08:33:49

    Tomato and strawberries? okay this is totally new to me but I can see the flavors mixing well and I am one for trying new things. The picture itself is irresistible so I am all over this! Wonderful twist on a caprese!

  8. Ronda
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 08:49:18

    I have not tried the tomato and strawberry combo before. I will have to try it out!

  9. Dessert By Candy
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 08:55:12

    Pizza topping? What a fantastic idea yummychunklet!!! I may have to steal it for my monthly pizza in June. πŸ˜€

  10. Maris (In Good Taste)
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 09:07:41

    Absolutely gorgeous salad and photos

  11. Christina
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 09:24:51

    I bet the pizza would be good! I could go for a slice right now!

  12. Trevor Sis. boom
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 09:25:44

    I am the bad Dorista who can’t keep up with the group. So I come here first thing on Friday to see what I SHOULD have made this week. lol. This looks great. I love these types of dishes that just mix up three things and are so simple. Fruity salads. Yum. The idea of strawberries on pizza has me intrigued…

  13. forgottenbeast
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 09:43:49

    I’m already pondering a vegan zucchini gratin, we’ll see how it goes πŸ˜€ And I keep seeing caprese with strawberries pop up everywhere, must be a good combo!

  14. Peggy
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 10:30:20

    This looks so good! Simple and clean flavors are always the best =)

  15. Sutapa
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 10:39:45

    Tomato and strawberry ……. I must say you painted a delicious colorful salad ! Yes I am calling it a culinary painting on those white canvas of mozzarella!

  16. Ker-Yng
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 10:50:20

    I love the colours in this salad! I’ve never had fresh mozzarella before though and didn’t go out of my way to try this recipe!

  17. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 12:23:12

    This salad looks so summery, cool and heavenly! I would love to dig my fork into that. I think it would scrumptious on pizza as well.

  18. Yuri
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 12:41:25

    Such a beautiful, summery salad πŸ˜€

  19. mygreatmenu
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 12:44:58

    Your salad looks yummy. You’ll have to try it on a pizza and tell us how it is!

  20. rebecca
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 13:52:08

    wow first class summer salad love it

  21. pachecopatty
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 13:59:11

    I like your idea to try it on pizza or maybe as a topping on flat bread. This is a yummy salad and I look forward to trying it again;-) Beautiful photos!

  22. Priya Mahadevan
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 14:07:21

    Thanks for the quick comment… This salad looks delicious – I have some fresh mozzarella and tomatoes – no strawberries- and was planning on a salad for tonight – YUM!

  23. Kathy
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 14:11:53

    Your photo is beautiful! And your salad looks gorgeous! Nice job!

  24. saffronandhoney
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 14:31:38

    Mmm so lovely – one of my favorites this summer and dependent on the freshness of the ingredients as you said!

  25. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 14:35:57

    Oh yum! I had never thought to put tomatoes and strawberries together. I could use a serving of this right now.

  26. Hornedfroggy
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 14:43:42

    Looks wonderful! Hope your sister’s settling nicely in her new place! πŸ™‚

  27. Jessica
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 17:10:27

    The mozzarella and strawberries were the best.

  28. Adriana
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 18:25:51

    I loved that the tomatoes were even sweeter than the strawberries I had on hand. The contrast was different but still so tasty. I’ll look forward to your mozzarella, tomato, and strawberry pizza. Have a great weekend!

  29. erica@fashionmeetsfood
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 18:59:30

    This looks amazing! I have been on a search everywhere for fresh mozzarella and I cannot find any anywhere.


  30. betsy
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 21:32:58

    Your salad looks so perfectly summery! I’m noticing that the salad pops when it’s on a blue plate. I can’t remember which other bloggers used blue plates, but it’s more than one, are their pix look so appetizing. I’ll have to try out Ina’s Garden soon. Her recipes are foolproof.

  31. Angela
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 22:46:01

    Well…after your post about strawberries yesterday, I bought two pints. I looks like I have some more ingredients to buy!

  32. Krissy
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 22:59:44

    I was thinking the same thing…pizza…I think this would be a great summer topping.

  33. Anita Menon
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 23:54:53

    Looks sensational and fresh. Summers are indeed here.Thanks for the idea.

  34. saffronandhoney
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 01:15:57

    Your salad looks lovely! Such beautiful colors on the plate, you can almost ‘taste’ them in the pictures.

  35. Maureen
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 02:09:50

    What a bright colored, beautiful salad. The combination of flavors really hits a high note with me.

  36. Mary
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 08:13:14

    This looks really good! I have, of course, fallen off the FFWD bandwagon again, but have already made one of July’s recipes, so not all hope is lost! Reading your post below, I had better get myself to the farmers’ market tomorrow!

  37. Mary
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 08:40:32

    I could absolutely eat this everyday – really lovely!

  38. Brownieville Girl
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 09:13:14

    Looks like summer on a plate – have to try this one!

  39. kitchenarian
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 09:16:35

    I loved this salad too. I didn’t think caprese salad could get any better, and it did! Your picture is so colorful and summery.

  40. Mary
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 09:44:05

    This is really lovely.Strawberries and tomatoes play very nicely against each other, so I can imagine how delicious this must be. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  41. Ryan
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 11:11:43

    This is so beautiful!! I need to play catch up with ffwd and make this soon. The combination of strawberries and tomatoes with the mozzarella sounds great!!!

  42. miri leigh
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 12:51:57

    This is such a great summer dish. So beautiful and colorful! Thanks!

  43. Tanvi
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 13:19:19

    I love mozzarella & tomato combo..this salad looks amazing!!I love the addition of strawberries for extra freshness

  44. Lisa (Smart Food and Fit)
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 13:44:51

    Strawberries are great when paired with mozzarella and basil. The strawberries gives it a nice sweet taste of summer! Great photo’s too!

  45. Cakelaw
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 18:31:09

    Fab salad YC – I think it would be quite good on a pizza!

  46. Gerry Speirs
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 01:11:44

    This looks delicious and I just have to follow a blog with the name, “Yummy Chunklet” ha ha…

  47. Simply Life
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 08:24:59

    oh this salad looks fabulous- i love how fresh everything is!

  48. Mariko
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 20:58:39

    Oh, I’m just missing fresh fresh strawberries. The ones I get from the store here are soooooo, crunchy. Not at all what I like, but I buy them anyway. 😦

  49. Chaya
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 22:23:05

    The beauty of this recipe is awesome. It feels good to put something like that on the table.

  50. Chaya
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 22:23:44

    Ina’s Garden sounds great. Don’t you love the line-up of themes?

  51. sara
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 23:02:16

    Ooooh, this looks so good – summer on a plate! And yes, I think it would be terrific on a pizza!!!!!

  52. Lana
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 18:25:07

    I loved this salad, too! I was AWOL for a while, but now I hope to be back, at least until I leave for Serbia:)

  53. Eva
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 22:20:33

    What a creative and tasty looking salad! Caprese salads are my favorite, adding strawberries to them is a really great idea πŸ™‚

  54. Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 10:09:30

    I thought I had commented, and was shocked that I hadn’t! Better now than never, right? The vibrant colors of your salad really pop out against that blue plate….so wonderiferous!

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