Summer is the perfect time to enjoy refreshing salads that are not only delicious but also healthy. One salad that is sure to hit the spot is my healthy, easy Strawberry Caprese Salad perfect for summer gatherings.
This salad is a healthy twist on the classic Italian Caprese Salad, but instead of tomatoes, this salad uses sweet, juicy strawberries which are coming into season now.
In this post, I’m going to share with you a simple and easy-to-follow recipe for a healthy Strawberry Caprese Salad that you can whip up in no time.
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Why is this Strawberry Caprese Salad Good for You?
The Strawberry Caprese Salad is not only delicious but also good for your health. It is a low-calorie, nutrient-dense dish that is perfect for those who are looking to eat healthier. This salad is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that help boost your immune system and protect your body against diseases.
What are the Health Benefits of Eating Strawberries?
Strawberries are a nutritional powerhouse that provides many health benefits. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps boost your immune system, and antioxidants, which help protect your body against inflammation and oxidative stress. Strawberries are also low in calories and high in fiber, making them an excellent choice for weight loss and maintaining a healthy digestive system.
And in the winter when strawberries are not in season, you can substitute frozen strawberries too.
What Ingredients Do I Need to Make a Healthy Strawberry Caprese Salad?
Making a healthy Strawberry Caprese Salad is easy and requires only a few ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Fresh strawberries
- Fresh mozzarella cheese
- Fresh basil leaves
- Balsamic Glaze
Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Strawberry Caprese Salad
- Wash, hull and slice the strawberries.
- Slice the fresh mozzarella cheese.
- Arrange the sliced strawberries and mozzarella cheese on a platter.
- Add the fresh basil leaves around the strawberries and mozzarella cheese.
- When ready to serve, drizzle balsamic glaze on top of the salad.
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Easy Healthy Strawberry Caprese Salad Recipe
- 4 Cups of Strawberries, Hulled and Sliced
- 8 Ounces of Fresh Mozzarella Cheese (I use Belgioioso)
- ⅓ Cup of Fresh Basil Leaves
- ½ Cup of Balsamic Glaze
- Onto a platter, add the sliced strawberries, sliced mozzarella cheese and basil leaves. Arrange in an overlapping pattern.
- Cover and refrigerate if not serving immediately.
- When ready to serve, drizzle Balsamic Glaze over the salad. Enjoy!
- If you are following the Weight Watchers Program (WW), each serving is 3 Points.
Tips for Serving and Storing Strawberry Caprese Salad
To serve the salad, you can either serve it immediately or chill it in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving. If you’re storing leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.
Variations and Additions to the Strawberry Caprese Salad Recipe
You can easily customize the Strawberry Caprese Salad by adding other ingredients. Some popular additions include arugula, prosciutto, pine nuts, or a drizzle of honey.
This easy Strawberry Caprese Salad is a healthy and delicious dish that’s perfect for summer. It’s easy to make, low in calories, and packed with nutrients that are good for your health. Plus, it’s a versatile dish that can be customized to your liking. So why not give it a try and savor the taste of summer?