Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Watermelon Caprese Salad

Caprese salad is one of my all time favourite salads.  Fresh tomatoes and basil plucked off the plants in my back yard paired with fresh mozzarella and a maybe, just maybe a drizzle of balsamic reduction.  Ummm...yum, nothing better! 

Although, in my humble opinion, it truly doesn't get much better than that I decided to twist things up a bit.  Instead of tomatoes, I combined delicious watermelons and sweet berries and subbed those for the classic tomato option.  I have to admit, I was skeptical at first.  Well, until the first bite...and then I was SOLD!


This salad is summer perfection.  Juicy watermelons, sweet strawberries, creamy mozzarella and earthy basil.  It doesn't get much fresher than this. 

I love the simplicity and ease of this salad.  It comes together in about 15 minutes, and the bulk of the time is spent on cutting up the watermelon!  I love how quickly this comes together.

Friends, I could eat this salad by the bowlful.  Right when I dished mine up I added a pinch of salt to the mix, but that is totally optional.  I honestly could make a meal out of it, but it would also pair well with grilled chicken, atop a bed of baby spinach or be a hit at your summer picnics.

Watermelon Caprese Salad

Ingredients:

4 Cups watermelon, seeded and chopped
1 1/4 Cup strawberries, stems removed and chopped
1 1/4 Cups fresh mozzarella, cubed
1/4 Cup basil, chiffoned

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.  Allow to chill for about 10 minutes then serve.

Recipe source: A Lynsey Original


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