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Caprese Salad Salsa

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Caprese Salad Salsa is a burst of flavor in every bite! Incredible mini bites of tomato, cheese, and strawberries all folded into balsamic is an eruption of flavor in every. single. bite.

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caprese salad dip

Holy Moly, let it never stop.

Tomatoes.

Cheese.

Avocado.

I could die happy just eating those three things the rest of my LIFE. And you may tell me tomatoes are high in carbs or whatever Keto is doing these days but I say NAY!

They are fruit veggies.

So making this Caprese Salad Salsa is like getting all your healthy servings in one glorious bite!

Ok, maybe not all that, but it is delicious and you should make it right now.

caprese salsa

 

Here is the catch with making anything Caprese.

The balsamic just murders how long it can be stored. Meaning that if you are planning on making this for a party, cut everything up and wait for the serving point to add the balsamic drizzle or vinegar.

And lets face it, avocado isn’t that trustworthy either and turns brown (although still tastes great).

This is a make now, serve now dish.

If you need something you can make up and serve later, try Pico De Gallo, Mexican Corn Dip, Ranch Pasta Salad, or traditional carrot salad.

All great choices for parties and side dishes to carry.

Caprese Salad Salsa

Prep is the name of the game for this dip! Make sure you cut down your ingredients into bite sized pieces so you can easily get a little of each onto a chip. This produces the best flavor! Good prep goes a long way in serving food.

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup strawberries, washed, stems removed and cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 container, 8 oz, petite/pearl sized mozzarella cheese balls, quartered
  • 1 avocado, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • tortilla chips for serving

caprese salad ingredients

Caprese Salsa Meal Prep

  • The cheese is Galbani Mozzarella Fresca, perline/pearl sized. You drain the liquid the then cut the balls into quarters.
  • This makes about 3-4 cups of salsa. The time consuming part is the reduction. And maybe the cutting of the fruits/veggies.
  • I would serve asap because of the avocado turning brown.
  • I did double this reduction and saved half of it for an Appetizer Platter. Now, That worked fine. I poured it into a small dish and covered it overnight and just left it on the counter. The reduction actually tastes a little sweet. I think you could have this balsamic reduction done the day before and drizzle when ready to serve.

Can you substitute Cheese in Caprese Salad?

I mean you can, but why would you??

Caprese Salad Dip

Call it a dip or call it a salsa, doesn’t matter, just call it delicious!

To get started you will need to first make your balsamic reduction.

In a small saucepan add vinegar.

Heat on medium low for 8-12 minutes.

Stir occasionally until mixture begins to thicken.

Remove from heat and let cool.

Mixture will continue to thicken as it cools.

balsamic reduction recipe

 

Meanwhile, In a large mixing bowl, add strawberries, tomatoes, cheese, avocado and basil.

Stir to mix well.

Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Mix well.

how to make caprese salad dip

Place into a serving bowl and drizzle with vinegar reduction.

Serve caprese salsa immediately.

caprese dip

chunky salsa

Tools used to make this Caprese Salsa

  1. Amazing knives – you must have a great set of slice knives and it really shows when you are cutting veggies all day! Having a great set of knives in your kitchen will make prep easy and stress low
  2. Prep Bowls– Large prep mixing bowls are a must to make sure you really can mix your veggies, flavors, and dressing all together without pieces of your salsa falling over the sides
  3. Serving Bowls: I love the mini salsa bowls you can do for individual tables or serving just like the restaurants. You can get them in black but these are my favorite and bring a lot of festivity to the party

Don’t forget to try the BEST Caprese Pizza Recipe too!

Caprese Salad Salsa

Caprese Salad Salsa is a burst of flavor in every bite! Incredible mini bites of tomato, cheese, and strawberries all folded into balsamic is an eruption of flavor in every. single. bite.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado, caprese, caprese salad, dip, salsa, tomatoes
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup strawberries washed, stems removed and cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes cut into quarters
  • 1 container 8 oz, petite/pearl sized mozzarella cheese balls, quartered
  • 1 avocado cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • tortilla chips for serving
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan add vinegar. Heat on medium low for 8-12 minutes. Stir occasionally until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat and let cool. Mixture will continue to thicken as it cools.
  2. Meanwhile, In a large mixing bowl, add strawberries, tomatoes, cheese, avocado and basil. Stir to mix well. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Place into a serving bowl and drizzle with vinegar reduction. Serve immediately.

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