Strawberry Caprese Salad

(from Lisalouisville’s recipe box)

Source: Southern Living

Categories: Appetizers


  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 (8-oz.) tub fresh small mozzarella cheese balls
  • 4 cups halved fresh strawberries
  • Garnish: thinly sliced fresh basil


  1. Whisk together white balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, brown sugar, salt, and freshly ground pepper in a large bowl until sugar is dissolved. Add olive oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until smooth. Add 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil and mozzarella cheese balls; toss to coat. Cover and chill 2 hours. Stir in strawberries; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over fresh arugula or as an appetizer with toasted French bread baguette slices. Garnish with thinly sliced fresh basil.

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