Fresh Mozzarella-Strawberry Caprese Salad

Fresh Mozzarella-Strawberry Caprese Salad

Total Time:

30 minutes

Serves:

9

Ingredients

Honey-Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp´. honey
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Salad

  • 2 bags 5 ounces each fresh baby spinach (about 10 cups)
  • 1 c. fresh basil leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries hulled and quartered (3 cups)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 2 containers (8 ounces each) Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Fresh Mozzarella cheese – Ciliegine (cherry-sized balls), drained and each ball cut in half
  • 1 package (16 ounces) Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Fresh Mozzarella cheese – Log
  • Fresh basil leaves

Directions

Vinaigrette

  • Whisk balsamic vinegar and honey in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Salad

  • Combine spinach and basil in a large bowl; toss with half of the vinaigrette.
  • Place half of the spinach mixture in a serving bowl. Top with half of the strawberries, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella ciliegine.
  • Drizzle with half of the remaining vinaigrette.
  • Repeat layers, starting with the spinach mixture.
  • Cut fresh mozzarella log lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices.
  • Cut slices with a bunny-shaped cookie cutter, about 2 inches.
  • Garnish salad with bunnies and basil.

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