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Berry Caprese Salad with Light Balsamic Vinaigrette

Caprese Salad mixed with greens and berries, tossed with a light, homemade balsamic vinaigrette – I could live on this stuff!

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Time and I have got to sit down and have a discussion. I just want to ask him/her/it, what’s the rush, dude?? Why do you go by so fast?

One day my husband and I were discussing the idea about having little ones, the next minute, I’m living in the ‘burbs, sitting at a preschool graduation for my little nugget. What the what?!


Seriously, this just happened. That’s my oldest, Ana. I was so surprised that she went up on that stage and, not only did she pick up a diploma, but she also sang her heart out in front of couple-hundred people! That shocked me. I always was afraid that she might end up the opposite of me, but NOPE! She is just like ME! Loud and proud! I’m SO thrilled about that!

Also? Don’t I look like I’m 23? (LIE to me!) I mean, am I really in my mid-30’s???
But I feel 23!

This is kind of too much. I think I’mma need a few mojitos to get over it. With a side of this colorful, flavorful, bold Berry Caprese Salad.
How’s that for an introduction? It’s like I’m introducing the Ms. America of Salads. Or, Ms. Italy.

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I can enjoy a caprese salad every day, for the rest of my life. In any shape and form. I know, I know… it’s a summer salad, it’s too soon… I know. BUT, if you’ve been around these parts for a while, you will know that I try to throw tomatoes, mozzarella and basil in just about anything that I can find.
We have, Caprese Pizza Rolls, my kid’s favorite, this incredible Caprese Bread Pudding which I HIGHLY recommend, and MY personal all-time favorite, a Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich.  That’s the best lunch treat.

However, if you are looking for a lighter fare, this Berry Salad is it. I was first introduced to the berry-mozzarella marriage a few years back when I participated in French Friday’s with Dorie. That Mozzarella, Tomato, and Strawberry Salad was the start of my berries-with-mozzarella obsession. Before that, it was berries with feta. I LOVE that combo!

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Thus, the dealio is; time flies, stay 23, and include the caprese-salad-mixture in everything.


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Katerina | Diethood
Caprese Salad mixed with greens and berries, tossed with a homemade, light balsamic vinaigrette.
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Servings : 6 Serves
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


For the Salad
  • 4 to 6 cups salad greens
  • 2 cups mixed berries raspberries, blueberries, strawberries...
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella sliced
  • 3 to 4 basil leaves sliced into thin ribbons
  • 1 cup halved pecans
For the Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


  • In a large serving bowl, combine all the salad ingredients and set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients; whisk until well incorporated.
  • Add the vinaigrette dressing to the salad; toss to combine.
  • Serve.




Calories: 273 kcal | Carbohydrates: 12 g | Protein: 6 g | Fat: 23 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 14 mg | Sodium: 131 mg | Potassium: 238 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 735 IU | Vitamin C: 16.4 mg | Calcium: 118 mg | Iron: 1.1 mg | Net Carbs: 9 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: berries, cheese, salad recipes
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14 comments on “Berry Caprese Salad with Light Balsamic Vinaigrette”

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    Laura Dembowski

    I would very much like to stay 24 at least for awhile. I feel like time is going too fast and life is slipping away from me and I’ve accomplished nothing. Aaaaaahhhhhh! I need to make this salad – it looks so yummy!

  2. Hi Katerina,
    What a so colorful ans yummy salad!
    The photo of the two of you is so beautiful!

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    Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen

    Such a sweet photo of the two of you and I agree, time needs to slow the heck down.

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    Matt Robinson

    This is seriously my kind of salad! I feel 23 too….but I realize every day, I am farther from that each day. And just wait until your kids are 13, it absolutely flies by. So happy to go through all of that again:)

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    Awww, I love the photo of you and your little girl! So precious! And the salad – yes, please! Pinned!

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    How to Philosophize with Cake

    That looks so healthy and refreshing! I wonder if tomatoes qualify as berries too…:)

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