I don’t know if I would really call this dish a “recipe”. No need for measuring cups, measuring spoons, tons of ingredients, or chopping. I cannot tell you how many times I have thrown some fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, and some basil together to enhance a meal. A little good olive oil, some balsamic, fresh ground pepper, and coarse salt creates a fresh, tasty, savory, and sweet dish.
Sometimes I will make a bruschetta and add a piece of burrata cheese. My motto – you can’t go wrong with anything that includes burrata. Even without the burrata, there is something special about this combination. When I read that this weeks dish for French Fridays with Dorie was a salad that included a fruit, I wasn’t exactly overwhelmed. Generally, I don’t really like fruit in my salad. I can’t get into watermelon with my lettuce and PLEASE, hold the mandarin oranges in my chinese chicken salad.
With that said, I do like my strawberries bathed in balsamic and a little organic cane sugar. Pour these over my homemade waffles. No need for syrup, the strawberries get a bit “wet” and the sugar makes a great, natural syrup. But, there is no lettuce, green leafy vegetable in sight. That’s the way I like it. So, in leu of a tradtiional salad, I skerewed the fruit, tomatoes, and cheese. Drizzled a bit of really good olive oil and some balsamic and actually didn’t mind eating my fruit before my main course.
recipe adapted from around my french table
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I love that you used sticks … very fun.
I’m a big fan of watermelon and feta salad – but like you can’t stand mandarin oranges in anything sweet or savory! Can’t go wrong with this recipe…
I’m convinced. I need to add burrata to my fridge inventory! Thanks Susan.
yes, add burrata – but one thing about it – you kind of have to eat it fresh! so good!
I love those perfect tomatoes!! This whole post is so inspiring… so many different and unique ideas… you make me want to try new things!!!
I’m with you about salads and fruit. I could never understand the concept of
cottage cheese and fruit. (It’s bad enough to see my husband pour catsup on
cottage cheese). I really did not care for this combination at all, but Tricia
and her boys enjoyed it. I must research burrata, I do not know what that is,
but sounds good.
I think a lot of us had the food on a stick idea! Yours look sooo delicious! 🙂
Simple & fabulous flavors today Susan, LOVE 🙂
I’m with you on not liking too much fruit in my salad, though tomatoes and creamy burrata always take exception for me…
I love the strawberry addition! Just fabulous!
What a unique presentation for this salad! Love it! Very nice photos!
My favorite salad – and what a gorgeous picture!
What a gorgeous plate! My tomatoes were even sweeter than the strawberries I had, so the contrast was interesting – almost unexpected.
Love the skewered version! So fun. And so pretty.
I love the skewers. I had a little trouble with the concept of strawberries in the savory salad, but it worked for me. I used burrata and it was so good.
I’m not into fruits in salaf trend either, I felt alone before today! Really, I like to know i’m not alone being unable to put fruits (except tart apple) in a salad… That being said, i’m kind of curious to taste this recipe you posted. Think i’m gonna open this book, this is strawberries season here:)
This really looks pretty and I love your serving idea. Wouldn’t these be fun as a passed appetizer?
Your presentation is lovely!
Strawberries have some surprising flavour complements – strawberries dipped in red wine and dusted with black pepper is one combination that reminds me of the acid/pepper/sweet combination in this salad.
Sensational looking salad. Simple and elegant,all the same. The presentation makes it such a teaser.
It is vegetarian week at Get Grillin’ we would love if you submitted up to any 3 recipes (they don’t have to be grilled) to our link up. This one would be perfect!
This week we have a ManPans giveaway. http://su.pr/3GCtXU
done – my dear friend! xx
I was a bit leery when I read that strawberries are a part of a salad, but as I like the Insalata Caprese, I decided to be adventurous and it did not disappoint:) Lovely salad, perfect for the mild summer nights.
I love your skewers!
Lana – I am still not a huge fan of a strawberry mixed in with my classic Caprese! But with that said – I did eat every last bite!