This delightful and vibrant salad combines the sweetness of strawberries, the creaminess of mozzarella, the freshness of mint, and the crunch of pine nuts. Experience the summer with this original Strawberry Caprese Salad that offers a range of health and beauty benefits, while also potentially providing a soothing effect on stress. Let´s explore the details of this nourishing recipe.Jump to Recipe
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Strawberries’ Nutritional Goodness
Strawberries, the star ingredient of our Caprese Salad, are packed with essential nutrients. They are a rich source of vitamin C, manganese, folate, and antioxidants. Strawberries support immune health, promote collagen production, and provide protection against oxidative stress.
Creamy Fresh Mozzarella’s Wholesome Goodness
Fresh mozzarella, a creamy addition to our salad, is a good source of high-quality protein and calcium. It also contains B vitamins, vitamin A, and phosphorus. Fresh mozzarella supports bone health, muscle function, and overall nutrition.
Strawberries and basil, both featured in our salad, are rich in antioxidants. Strawberries contain anthocyanins and ellagic acid, which help reduce inflammation and protect against chronic diseases. Basil contains volatile oils like eugenol, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Strawberries are known for their heart-protective properties. They are low in calories and high in fiber, which promotes cardiovascular health. Pine nuts, sprinkled on our salad, are a good source of monounsaturated fats, which can help improve cholesterol levels and support heart health.
Nutrient-Rich Pine Nuts
Pine nuts, a flavorful addition to our salad, are packed with essential nutrients. They are a rich source of vitamin E, vitamin K, magnesium, and zinc. These nutrients support immune function, bone health, and overall well-being.
Culinary Bliss with Healthful Twist
Our Strawberry Caprese Salad with Pine Nuts offers a delightful combination of flavors and textures. The sweet strawberries, creamy mozzarella, aromatic basil, and crunchy pine nuts create a burst of flavor. Indulge in the delicious taste while nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients.
Strawberry Caprese SaladCourse: Lunch, RecipesCuisine: Italian CuisineDifficulty: Low
This recipe features a refreshing combination of fresh strawberries, mozzarella cheese, and pine nuts. Fresh strawberries provide antioxidants for healthy skin and are rich in vitamin C. Mozzarella cheese offers protein and calcium for strong bones and muscles, while pine nuts provide healthy fats and contribute to heart health.
250 grams of fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
225 grams of mozzarella cheese
15 grams of fresh mint leaves, torn or chopped
30 grams of pine nuts
Optional: balsamic glaze or balsamic reduction for drizzling
- In a dry pan over medium heat, toast the pine nuts until they turn golden brown. Keep an eye on them as they can burn quickly. Set aside to cool.
- In a large bowl, combine the sliced strawberries, mozzarella cheese and torn mint leaves.
- Sprinkle the toasted pine nuts over the salad.
- Gently toss all the ingredients together until well combined.
- Optional: Drizzle with balsamic glaze or balsamic reduction for an extra touch of flavor.
- Serve the salad immediately and enjoy the refreshing combination of sweet strawberries, creamy mozzarella, fragrant mint, and crunchy pine nuts.
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2 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories171
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 6g 30%
- Trans Fat 0g
- Sodium 71mg 3%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
- Sugars 1g
- Protein 6g 12%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I substitute the mozzarella with another type of cheese?
Yes, feel free to substitute mozzarella with a cheese of your choice that complements the flavors in the salad. Goat cheese or feta can be great alternatives.
Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones?
Fresh strawberries are recommended for their vibrant flavor and texture. While you can use frozen strawberries in a pinch, they may have a softer texture and slightly different taste.
Can I make this salad nut-free?
If you have a nut allergy or prefer a nut-free version, you can omit the pine nuts or substitute them with toasted sunflower or pumpkin seeds for a similar crunch.