Strawberry Caprese Salad

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Strawberry Caprese Salad
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
210
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
11%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Protein
10g
21%
Carbs
27g
9%
Vitamin A
55µg
6%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
10.8%
Vitamin C
23mg
39%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.2mg
1%
Vitamin K
8µg
10%
Calcium
159mg
16%
Fiber
2g
7%
Folate (food)
18µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
18µg
5%
Iron
0.7mg
4%
Magnesium
27mg
7%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.7mg
3.4%
Phosphorus
165mg
24%
Polyunsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Potassium
155mg
4%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.3%
Sodium
272mg
11%
Zinc
1mg
9%

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