Red, White and Blue Summer Salad
In this salad, we combine traditional Caprese flavors with summer blueberries, peaches and added prosciutto for saltiness, creating a balanced and flavor-packed dish. Caprese and fresh fruit always remind me of summer.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
- 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup fresh basil julienned
- 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves julienned
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes
- 8 cups fresh arugula
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese pearls drained
- 2 medium peaches sliced
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 6 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto julienned
In a small bowl, whisk the first 9 ingredients. Add tomatoes; let stand while preparing salad.
In a large bowl, combine arugula, mozzarella, peach slices, blueberries, and prosciutto. Pour tomato mixture over top; toss to coat. Garnish with additional mint leaves. Serve immediately.
1 cup: 233 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 486mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.
My word, today is just perfect. Too perfect in fact, to be inside slaving in front of the stove for dinner tonight. In just 20 minutes this delightfully fresh dish is on the table without the need of an oven heating up the whole house.
Let Grandma Antoinette help you with dinner <3
I have come to discover Alexis Kornblum’s wonderful website, Lexi’s Clean Kitchen, and her creative cooking. From her healthy food section, I would like to start a series that provides nourishing recipes. You can expect to find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly, refined sugar-free, soy-free, and vegan-friendly recipes. Each time, a dinner, snack, dressing, drink, or treat will be featured.
First up is Roasted Garlic Chicken and Veggie Primavera. The dish has roasted garlic, delicious olive oil, Himalayan sea salt, a hint of spice, and fresh parmesan cheese. Flavor heaven. Here is the link to the recipe: lexiscleankitchen.com/2014/07/11/healthy-food-friday-zucchini-roasted-garlic-chicken-and-veggie-primavera
For dessert, you are having Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Muffins. These muffins are spongy, moist, loaded with pumpkin, and hold a hint of sweet. lexiscleankitchen.com/2014/10/03/healthy-food-friday-nutella-swirl-pumpkin-muffin