Strawberry Balsamic Salad


Strawberry Balsamic Salad The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen

I don’t know about you but for me one of the best things about summer is all the wonderful fresh fruit.  Oh I know we can buy fruit and veggies in the winter but they are trucked in from Mexico and Chile.  So in the summer it is great to have fresh and local, or fairly local produce.  I say fairly local because stuck here in the middle of the country fresh produce is always trucked in.  I was kinda shocked the first time we moved to the Heartland of America where, as I thought, they grew our food.  Turns out not so much…… We grow grain, grain, grain, and more grain.  Oh and yeah grain…….

So in the summer I love to buy fruit from California.  Where I used to be able to buy it 10 min after is was picked!!! Now that was fresh fruit.  All my Cali Bloggy Friends know. Right Trish, Dorothy, and Haley?

I bought these strawberries the same day I picked up some amazing vinegars! LIke seriously awesome flavors.  Chocolate and Vanilla Balsamic Vinegars? I was in love!!!!

Strawberry Balsamic Salad The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen

This really isn’t a salad it’s more of a desert, yet it isn’t really a dessert it’s more of a salad.  Quite the contradiction this recipe is.  The strawberries are sweet and the vinegar is tart and the fresh mozzarella is savory.  So it really is hard to pinpoint which category to put this recipe in.  Sweet or Savory?

The answer is, “Yes!”

My only regret about this.  I wish I had fresh mint.  That would have been the ingredient that would have made this amazing tasting dish spectacular!!!

You can find Chocolate and Vanilla Balsamic vinegars in specialty shops around the country or on-line.  If they are not available to you just use a good regular balsamic.

Strawberry Balsamic Salad

Strawberry Balsamic Salad

This is a Plaid and Paisley Kitchen original recipe


  • 1 pint fresh strawberries hulled and halved
  • 1 8 oz package of fresh mozzarella mini balls
  • 1 tbsp chocolate balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbs vanilla balsamic vinegar
  • or 2 tbsp regular balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 cup chopped fresh mint {not pictured}


  • mix all ingredients in a bowl cover and chill at least 30 min and up to 2 days
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