Mozzarella, Tomato, and Strawberry Salad

Mozzarella, Tomato, and Strawberry Salad – This caprese style salad with strawberries, tomatoes, mozzarella and basil will become your new favorite summer-salad!

Can’t believe I just had strawberries with ground black pepper. Not something I would usually do. But it’s French Fridays with Dorie. Anything goes!

I put strawberries in my salads all the time, but this salad, a Mozzarella, Tomato, and Strawberry Salad, was different. The romaine lettuce was missing.

Nonetheless, it did include a couple of slices of fresh mozzarella cheese, some grape tomatoes, and a garnish of basil. Pink peppercorns were suggested to finish off the salad, but I didn’t have pink ones – I used regular peppercorns and tossed the salad in some olive oil.

This is a great summer salad, but there better be something to follow it because this is not enough to get you going. 😀


French Fridays with Dorie: Mozzarella, Tomato, and Strawberry Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 197 kcal
Author: Katerina
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella
  • 16 strawberries , hulled and halved
  • 16 cherry tomatoes , halved
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • balsamic vinegar
  1. Cut mozzarella into 8 slices and set aside.
  2. Combine strawberries and tomatoes in a bowl; add salt, pepper, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar and toss to combine. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
  3. Transfer sliced mozzarella to a serving plate.
  4. Arrange the berries mixture alongside the mozzarella.
  5. Serve.
Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 7

Nutrition Facts
French Fridays with Dorie: Mozzarella, Tomato, and Strawberry Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 363mg15%
Potassium 264mg8%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 735IU15%
Vitamin C 43.7mg53%
Calcium 301mg30%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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56 Responses
  1. That looks just perfect to have on a hot summer’s day….I wouldn’t have thought of adding mozarella to a strawberry salad…would have just added the salty feta…but I can see how mozarella will nicely complement the dish…pink peppercorns….make the whole dish look even more gorgeous.


  2. Beautiful pictures as usual! I love your plates. Where did you get those? I need new plates with a touch of color. White gets a little bit boring every time. I have never had strawberries with pepper either. But you may have convinced me to try this recipe. Lucky me, I have the book 🙂

  3. It’s amazing how wonderful pepper and strawberries taste together. One of my favourites is flambed strawberries with black pepper on vanilla ice cream. HEAVEN! I would never have thought to put strawberries and tomatoes together, though. Will have to try it!

  4. Your pictures are gorgeous, Kate! I should give my copy of Plate to Pixel a bit more love this summer. I liked the salad a lot – then again, I used a little bit of balsamic, which I love with both strawberries and tomatoes.

  5. All this time, I thought those planks were your rustic table (I don’t have FB, so my info’s lagging like that). That’s why you’re a food stylist, and I’m not, Kate ;-). Your salad portion is so small compared to mine, no wonder you were still hungry after eating this. Next time, tip the whole pint of strawberries and tomatoes in the salad and you’ll be good till supper! LOL.

  6. I’m a little sad to say that the pink peppercorns totally made it. I’d like to think if you tried it again with them you might just be wow’d. 🙂

    Great post!

  7. Yours looks picture-perfect and beautiful, but you are right: if this was my whole meal I would end up gnawing on my own arm at some point in the evening, lol!

  8. Nana

    I agree, your presentation is beautiful. Tricia and I had another split
    decision on the recipe, and it is interesting how many people was
    skeptical about using this combination of ingredients. However, that
    is the fun of cooking with this group.

  9. I had the same reaction as you–I was neither wowed nor disappointed. It was a fine salad, and exactly as I expected it to be. Your food does look great on those planks, though!

  10. I never would have thought to pair tomatoes with strawberries. Like you I put strawberries on salads all of the time, but never without some form of leafy green. This looks like it would make a great lunch for me. 🙂

  11. Oh Kate, what a pretty salad! I can already taste it… I feel another top 9 coming on 🙂 I absolutely love the table you have been photographing your delights on – rustic and grainy – and the perfect color contrast to your luminous food!

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