Blueberry & Fresh Mozzarella Salad

Hooray!  Tis the season for the beautiful fruits of summer! 

I’ve been making & serving this salad for years now and not once have I had someone taste and not like it.  Actually, they usually stop after their first bite, eyes bulging out of their sockets, because it’s that good.  It’s unexpected…..to mix blueberries with creamy cheese and giving it a good ole savory kick.  The beauty of this salad is:  A.)  it takes under five minutes to make  B.)  it’s super pretty to look at  C.)  you can serve it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 

BLUEBERRY & FRESH MOZZARELLA SALAD

  • 1 pint of washed blueberries
  • 1/2 a ball of fresh mozzarella, cubed
  • 1 TBL. lemon juice
  • 1/2 TBL. olive oil
  • 1/2 TBL. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. of dried basil or 2 TBL. of fresh basil chopped (my darn basil wasn’t quite ready yet when I shot the pic…..believe me….much better with fresh basil)
  • a pinch of salt

It’s better to serve this salad within a couple of hours of making it so the fresh mozzarella doesn’t absorb all the balsamic and become discolored.  I’m sure it would taste the same, but we eat with our eyes before our mouths, right?  Do yourself a favor and give it a whirl.  If you hate it, bring it to my house and my kid will eat it. 

Happy Summer Cooking!  Daniela 🙂

P.S.  I have also subbed the blueberries for strawberries.  That works too!

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