Sweet strawberries and figs tossed with mixed greens, heirloom tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese then drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. This strawberry fig caprese salad is filled with seasonal fruits and vegetables, perfect for warm summer days.
With warmer days ahead, I know I’m going to want to avoid the kitchen.
I mean, warm days + oven heat? Um, no thank you.
Not that I’m avoiding the oven and stove altogether because there are pies, muffins, and scones to bake with all those sweet berries and stone fruits in season. But when it’s ice cream melting hot outside and there’s no air conditioning, I’d really rather not add extra heat. Maybe it’s because I was born and raised in San Francisco. We rarely ever experience a heat wave. But the moment it’s in the 80’s, I feel like I’m about to melt. No way would I want to add extra heat by using the oven or stove.
So that means I’m going to have to step it up with my summer salads.
Strawberries, figs, heirloom tomatoes, and fresh basil? They’re just some of my favorite ingredients. And they make the best combination for salads.
Plus, my grandma’s neighbor has a huge fig tree with a rickety wooden ladder underneath. We’re welcome to help ourselves to as much figs as we like. You’re probably going to see more figs in my dishes in the near future.
What I absolutely love about salads is that it takes 10 minutes to prep, at most. And you end up with the most amazing salad ever.
Simple ingredients. Big flavor. How can I resist, right?
So glad that you agree with me.
My salads almost always start with mixed greens. You can create your own or buy them. I just love having a mix, especially when there are shades of red too.
Toss in some quartered figs, chopped strawberries, torn basil, heirloom tomato wedges, and just a sprinkle of mozzarella.
Finish off the salad with your favorite balsamic vinaigrette.
Serve this strawberry fig caprese salad cold.
- 2 cups mixed greens
- 2 figs, quartered
- 3 large strawberries, quartered
- 1 sprig of basil
- 1 medium sized heirloom tomato, chopped
- 2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese
- Balsamic vinaigrette
- Toss together mixed greens, sliced figs, chopped strawberries, torn basil, heirloom tomato wedges, and just a sprinkle of mozzarella.
- Finish off the salad with your favorite balsamic vinaigrette.
- Serve the salad cold.