Mozzarella, Tomato, and Strawberry Salad

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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

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WW Freestyle: 7
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 197
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


  • Cut mozzarella into 8 slices and set aside.
  • 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.
  • Transfer sliced mozzarella to a serving plate.
  • Arrange the berries mixture alongside the mozzarella.
  • Serve.


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. Jeanette

    What a pretty summer salad – would not have thought to include strawberries in this, but love it! What a fun event.

  2. Nami @ Just One Cookbook

    Yum…. very simple and looks delicious. I like simple food that you can enjoy the taste of ingredients like this.

  3. Shilpa

    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.


  4. torviewtoronto

    we have a spice mixture we put over fruits that is delicious I like apples with pepper and salt try it 🙂
    this looks wonderful

  5. elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds

    What a fabulous job you did on the simple yummy, and most unusual combination of a salad…pairing the two red colors, strawberry, and tomatoes, and to top it off with fresh mozzarella, is superb. Lovely photos, as well!

  6. Felice - All That's Left Are The Crumbs

    Congratulations on the Top 9. This salad is just beautiful, and I love the idea of strawberries with a peppery bite. I am loving your planks in the photo too.

  7. Dee

    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 🙂

  8. Hester Casey - Alchemy

    Congratulations on the Top 9. This is a classy salad and your photo is really beautiful. It feels like Summer!

  9. Reeni

    I never had this combination before but am certain to try it now! It’s so unique and I love sweet and savory flavors in salads!

  10. Zoe

    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!

  11. Katie@Cozydelicious

    I never pair strawberries with tomatoes… but your salad here looks awesome and sounds delish! I have to try this.

  12. Parsley Sage

    Good starter salad for dinner. Great colors and high ‘cool’ factor with the strawberries and savory elements 🙂 Buzzed!

  13. Liz

    As always, gorgeous photography, Kate! I think this needed a nice vinaigrette vs a sprinkling of olive oil and balsamic…

  14. sheila @ Elements

    Now this is my kind of salad! (I love strawberries in mine too!) Yum!!!! I can smell that fresh basil when I look at the pictures! 🙂

  15. Lindsey@Lindselicious

    What a simple but great salad. Love the fresh flavor combinations, this is definately being made this month!

  16. Charlie

    This sounds like the perfect combo! I love tomato, basil & mozzarella together and the addition of strawberries might make it even better!!

  17. Adriana

    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.

  18. Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen

    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.

  19. Allison

    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!

  20. Trix

    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!

  21. Magic of Spice

    It certainly looks pretty…love pairing tomatoes with other fresh fruits, though I can’t do strawberries other fruits are fun 🙂

  22. 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.

  23. Tammy

    I was surprised by the strawberries in this classic salad as well, and more surprised that I actually liked it so much! Your photos are beautiful.

  24. pachecopatty

    Too funny, these simple FFWD recipes are easy to give away! Your salad is scrumptious looking and I wouldn’t mind digging in here myself;-)

  25. Jessica

    I love the simplicity and the colors of this dish! Beautiful photo and I’m sure the strawberry mozzarella combination was out of this world!

  26. Eileen

    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!

  27. Linda

    How pretty you presented this! I too would not have thought to put strawberries with mozzarello! Sounds really delicious!

  28. Kristy

    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. 🙂

  29. Kelly

    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!

    1. Kate@Diethood

      Thank you, Kelly. 🙂 It’s not a table… you can go to my Facebook page and see what it actually is … I found some planks, cut them up, and voila!

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