Blueberry Caprese Salad

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Savor the summer with this twist on the classic Caprese salad. Blueberry Caprese Salad combines juicy blueberries, soft buffalo mozzarella, watercress, and basil, dressed in extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. This light dish is perfect as a refreshing side or atop crusty bread for a wholesome meal.

an image of fresh blueberries

Caprese salad is an Italian classic and I LOVE it.

Especially with lots of different colored tomatoes.

However, this version swaps out the tomatoes forĀ blueberries.

The blueberries are delicate in flavor but incredibly juicy so the salad doesn’t lose any moisture.

They are lightly sweet and the texture compliments the soft mozzarella and crunchy greens perfectly.

half-view image of a plate featuring caprese salad with blueberries, drizzled with olive oil, and topped with fresh mozzarella cheese

Plus, let’s not lie, we eat with our eyes as well as as our bellies, and this salad is beautiful! The colors are just SO vibrant which makes it all the more appetizing.

top view image of two slices of bread adorned with fresh blueberries, caprese leaves, and mozzarella, drizzled with olive oil

If you like a little more bulk to your salads, why not just throw this on top of some crusty, seedy bread?

Since moving to Switzerland I have not bought bread from a packet.

I just don’t understand how I EVER ate that stuff. Nope!

It’s off the shelf of the bakery bit and it’s the best.

There is no match for proper fresh baked bread.

It’s crusty, delicious, whole, and just all the carby goodness.

Topped with anything it’s just perfection.

close-up photo of ripe blueberries and caprese salad featuring fresh mozzarella, drizzled with olive oil.

I hope you enjoy this different take on a summer salad, and get to enjoy it in some sunshine!

cropped image of two slices of bread adorned with fresh blueberries, caprese leaves, and mozzarella, drizzled with olive oil
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5 from 1 vote

Blueberry Caprese Salad

Savor the summer with this twist on the classic Caprese salad. Blueberry Caprese Salad combines juicy blueberries, soft buffalo mozzarella, watercress, and basil, dressed in extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. This light dish is perfect as a refreshing side or atop crusty bread for a wholesome meal.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 1
Calories: 47kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 handfuls watercress
  • basil leaves to taste
  • 1 ball cheese buffalo mozzarella
  • 1 handful blueberries
  • olive oil extra virgin
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  • Wash the salad leaves and scatter onto a plate. Drizzle with a little olive oil and toss to lightly coat.
  • Tear the mozarella ball into small pieces and distribute evenly over the plates. Add the basil and blueberries.
  • Drizzle with a little more olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Images by Lauren Caris Short.

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  1. I love the twist on a Caprese, it looks delicious, and I love that fun fact about drifting down the river with those fish bags!! Sounds like a great summer pastime!

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    • It is so much fun! Just a bit chilly! It’s alright once you’ve been in for a couple of minutes though!

  2. Omg this is beautiful!!! Your pictures are wonderful and I bet this salad is amazing. I have this prejudice against salads (aka I really despise them), but I think I would love this one!

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