Strawberry Caprese

This strawberry caprese salad is a California-style seasonal twist on the classic Italian tomato and basil appetizer! Try it with a glass of crisp, slightly chilled white wine–we like to pair it with a California Chenin blanc.

  • Author: Erin Gleeson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: California



For the vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

For the salad

  • 2 cups strawberries, slice in half
  • 1 bunch chopped basil
  • 1 cup bocconcini (mozzarella balls)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • sea salt


  1. Whisk together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl.
  2. Combine the strawberries, basil, bocconcini and walnuts in a large bowl.
  3. Add half the vinaigrette to the strawberry mix and toss to combine. Add more vinaigrette as needed to taste.
  4. Arrange on a large plate or platter, sprinkle sea salt and serve immediately.


Keywords: strawberry caprese