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Quick and Easy 4th of July Caprese Salad

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This 4th of July Caprese Salad is a festive patriotic side dish that is perfect for your holiday weekend cookout or summer BBQ.

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Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a summer caprese salad full of tomatoes, star shaped mozzarella cheese, blueberries, basil and drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

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4th of July Caprese Salad

This 4th of July Caprese Salad has everything a traditional caprese salad has with the addition of blueberries. Trust me… its just the perfect hint of sweet!

Ingredients:

Tomatoes: Cherry tomatoes are my favorite but you can also use grape tomatoes.

Blueberries: A mix to the original classic recipe but blueberries bring the perfect taste of sweet to the salad.

Mozzarella cheese: I used BelGioioso Sliced Fresh Mozzarella Cheese so it would be easier to cut stars out of.

Basil:  Fresh basil cut into small pieces. 

Balsamic Vinegar: For the Salad Dressing

Olive Oil: For the Salad Dressing

Salt & Pepper to taste

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How to Cut Stars from Mozzarella Cheese

I used a small star cookie cuter to cut out star shapes from sliced mozzarella cheese. It may seem a bit silly but it made this salad look so much more patriotic for the holiday!

Place the stars throughout the 4th of July caprese salad for a patriotic side dish to bring to any BBQ!

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Quick and Easy 4th of July Caprese Salad

This 4th of July Caprese Salad is a festive patriotic side dish that is perfect for your holiday weekend cookout or summer BBQ.

  • Author: Leanna
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 5

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • salt and pepper
  • sliced mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Wash blueberries and cherry tomatoes and drain.
  2. Half cherry tomatoes and add to medium sized serving bowl. Add the blueberries, set aside.
  3. Tear fresh basil over-top and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic. Mix gently to combine.
  4. Slice mozzarella cheese into ¼ or ½” slices if not pre-sliced. Cut into small stars with a small star shaped cookie cutter.
  5. Top the salad with the star cheese.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 170
  • Sugar: 29.5g
  • Sodium: 2363.2mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Protein: 2.4h
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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