Red, White, and Blueberry Caprese Salad

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This Red, White, and Blueberry Caprese Salad is a festive 4th of July side dish that is perfect for your holiday cookout.  Celebrate the fourth with a refreshing caprese salad full of tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, blueberries, basil and topped with balsamic vinegar.

Blueberry Caprese Salad 4th of July Salad

Red, White, and Blueberry Caprese Salad

What do you do when you love caprese salad and you want to make a festive salad for the 4th of July?  You add blueberries for a fresh and delicious salad perfect for Independence day!  This Red, White, and Blueberry Caprese Salad has everything a traditional caprese salad has with the addition of blueberries.

Doesn’t that sound delicious?!  I love a summer salad with blueberries.

How to make Red, White, and Blueberry Caprese Salad

Mix 1 pint of blueberries with one cup of mozzarella pearls and 2 cups of cherry tomatoes. Add three tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and toss to evenly coat.  Top with basil – You can’t forget the basil.  Season with salt and pepper and your salad is ready.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

It doesn’t get any easier than this!

Red White Blueberry Caprese Salad 4th of July Side Dish

I’ll be completely honest – I was a little worried that I wouldn’t like the taste of blueberries in this patriotic salad recipe but I wanted a festive salad that included red, white, and blue ingredients.  So believe me when I say the addition of blueberries to a classic caprese salad is DELICIOUS and just what this salad needed!  All the flavors compliment each other and the blueberries add just a little sweetness.

This salad is full of flavor and perfect for all your summer cookouts!  I bet it would taste good with strawberries too.  I’ll have to try that next time.

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Red, White, and Blueberry Caprese Salad

This Red, White, and Blueberry Caprese Salad is a festive 4th of July side dish that is perfect for your holiday cookout.  Celebrate Indepedence day with a refreshing caprese salad full of tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, blueberries, basil and topped with balsamic vinegar.

  • Author: Kara

Ingredients

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  • 1 pint of blueberries
  • 1 (8 ounce) package mozzarella pearls
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add tomatoes, blueberries, and mozzarella balls in large bowl. Toss with balsamic vinegar until tomatoes, cheese, and blueberries are evenly coated.
  • Top with basil leaves. Larger leaves can be cut into smaller pieces.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

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