Strawberry Caprese Salad

Strawberry Caprese Salad
Staff Writer
Patricia Stagich

Swap in fresh summer strawberries instead of tomatoes for a refreshingly different pasta salad.  Balsamic vinegar and strawberries are a perfect sweet and tangy combination.

8
Servings
82
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1/2  Pound  orecchiette or other small shaped pasta, cooked to package instructions and cooled
  • 1/2  Pound  fresh mozzarella, cubed
  • 1/2  small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2  Cup  finely chopped basil
  • 1/4  Cup  balsamic vinaigrette

Directions

Combine the strawberries, pasta, mozzarella, basil, and onion in a large bowl. Salad can be prepared to this point and refrigerated until ready to serve. Drizzle with vinaigrette and mix gently until ingredients are well coated.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
7g
8%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
16g
12%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
83µg
12%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
119µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
56mg
6%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
23µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
25mg
8%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
47mg
7%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
261mg
17%
Water
103g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Strawberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Strawberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.