15 August 2008

Strawberry and Mozzarella Salad

So I forget, was this supposed to be a main dish? My recipe this month is a salad. If this isn't good enough then I will dig around and try to think of something else. I made this a couple weeks ago and it was delicious, so you all should try it either way. :)

Strawberry and Mozzarella Salad

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 heart romaine lettuce, torn or cut into bite-sized pieces (3 cups lightly packed)
1 8-ounce container of strawberries, hulled and sliced
3 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, diced (about 3/4 cup)
(salt and pepper - about 1/4 teaspoon each)

In a small bowl whisk together the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Place the lettuce in a large bowl and toss with half the dressing. Place the lettuce onto 4 salad plates.
Toss the strawberries with the remaining dressing and place 1/4 of the berries on top of each mound of lettuce. Top each with cheese.

The original recipe also calls for fresh basil sprinkled on top, but when I made it I completely forgot to do that and it was still really yummy. So I'm submitting without the basil :)


Joanna said...

I think it's good as an entry. A nice fresh salad for dinner is good summertime fare.

Marie said...

oh! this sounds interesting! i think it's a great entry!

Johanna said...

Although no one in my immediate family would agree, I enjoy a salad for a main meal once in a while!

Meagan said...

lol... now this one looks easy enough that even I can do it.... wink wink.

Johanna said...

Is this supposed to have fresh mozzarella, or the regular kind?