Strawberry and Raspberry Caprese Salad with Pistachio Pesto Recipe

April 24, 2017

Strawberry and Raspberry Caprese Salad

As you know already, I’m a lover of all things Italian – especially a good Caprese Salad! For those of you who don’t know, a Caprese Salad is a traditional Italian recipe comprising of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil leaves, The recipe is healthy, tasty and a wonderful starter to eat before your main meal (or with it!) I’ve actually put a little twist on the traditional recipe by adding strawberries and raspberries. So, get ready to try my recipe for Strawberry and Raspberry Caprese Salad with Pistachio Pesto.

Ingredients –

  • 340 grams cherry tomatoes
  • 170 grams strawberries
  • 170 grams raspberries
  • 225 grams fresh mozzarella balls
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • handful of fresh basil leaves
Pistachio Pesto
  • 1 cup pistachios
  • 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/3 cup grated pecorino romano cheese
  • Β½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Step by Step Method –

  1. Wash the tomatoes, strawberries and raspberries.
  2. Cut the strawberries in half and shell all the pistachios.
  3. Combine the mozzarella, strawberries, raspberries and tomatoes into a large bowl. Add in the salt and pepper then toss.
  4. Add in the basil leaves.
  5. To make the pistachio pesto, place the pistachios, basil, mint, garlic and cheese into a food processor.
  6. Blend all the ingredients until the pistachios have all been crushed.
  7. Add in the extra virgin olive oil to the mixture and pulse the food processor. TIP – if the pesto looks too dry, try adding more olive oil or water into the mix. Give it a taste and add a pinch of salt if necessary.
  8. Place the pesto into the salad bowl and lightly toss to combine.
  9. Serve the salad with a spatula (so that you don’t break up the berries).

That’s it! Enjoy the freshness of this salad with a twist πŸ™‚

If you have given this recipe a try, I’d love to hear about it – so please comment below!

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