Mozzarella, Tomato and Strawberry Salad - French Fridays with Dorie

Friday, June 24, 2011

Mozzarella, Tomato and Strawberry Salad
Mozzarella, Tomato and Strawberry Salad

This week, the French Fridays with Dorie group made Mozzarella, Tomato and Strawberry Salad from Dorie Greenspan's cookbook Around my French Table.

I love food on a stick. Corn dogs, Okinawan dangos from Obon festivals (which are starting now!!), Mango with chili powder. Of course, Pocky is the edible stick food too. Nom nom. Dorie makes her salad on a plate...but I went for the portable salad.

Mozzarella, Tomato and Strawberry Salad
Unlike my dad, I don't have a very green thumb. I kill plants often with neglect (what? I have to water the plant?!). But I was at Trader Joe's this morning and saw that a box of basil was $3 and the basil plant was also $3. I decided to try my hand at "gardening" again and picked up the plant. Don't be expecting bushels of pesto from me, but I hope I can keep it alive during my dad's upcoming tomato season.

Mozzarella, Tomato and Strawberry Salad
This recipe is so simple... strawberries, tomatoes, mozzarella, salt, pepper and a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Couldn't be easier and more tasty. The sweetness of the strawberries goes perfectly with the cheese and tomato.

Be sure to check out my fellow French Fridays with Dorie members and see their creations!

Please note: French Fridays with Dorie will not be posting recipes. Please support Dorie and purchase the book or find it at your library.

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11 comments:

Nana said... [Reply to comment]

OMG, that's adorable. That would be so cute for a cocktail party.
Tricia and I had a difference of opinion on the salad. She thought
the ingredients worked well together, but I did not care for the
fruit and tomato combo. But that's what makes FFwD such fun.

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

I have faith in your basil growing abilities. Your Fellow Mary is a horrible non-green thumb as well but even I can grow a pot of basil...I look forward to hearing what you do with it!

Ana Degenaar said... [Reply to comment]

How delicious does that look!? Insanely, that's how!

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

Ooooh, that looks so tasty! What a great appetizer! :)

Adriana said... [Reply to comment]

Your skewers look fantastic. As for the basil, all I can say is move it to a larger container, fertilize it, and chances are you'll be making bushels of pesto!

Cher said... [Reply to comment]

Love the skewers! They look like the perfect "nibbles".

Good luck on your basil!

The Mom Chef said... [Reply to comment]

I love the way you served it up! It is a simple recipe, but sometimes those are best, no?

Good luck with your basil. The nice thing about it is that you can always buy more. I end up stripping my plants so quickly that's what I have to do. Ah well.

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

Love that you dished this up on a stick. Looks delicious Mary.

onewetfoot.com said... [Reply to comment]

That's such a cute way of presenting this salad - it would be wonderful at a party.

Good luck with your plant!

Lana said... [Reply to comment]

I loved the salad and cannot wait to include the other types of fruit once the strawberry season is over.
Serving it on a skewer is so perfect - love the idea!

TeaLady said... [Reply to comment]

Basil is about the only herb I DON'T kill.

What a creative way to serve salad.

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