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Red, White and Blue Summer Salad

Caprese and fresh fruit always remind me of summer. In this salad, I combine traditional Caprese flavors with summer blueberries and peaches. I also add prosciutto for saltiness, creating a balanced, flavor-packed side dish. —Emily Falke, Santa Barbara, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup julienned fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup julienned fresh mint leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 8 cups fresh arugula
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) fresh mozzarella cheese pearls, drained
  • 2 medium peaches, sliced
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 6 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, julienned
  • Additional mint leaves


  • In a small bowl, whisk the first 9 ingredients. Add tomatoes; let stand while preparing salad.
  • In a large bowl, combine arugula, mozzarella, peach slices, blueberries and prosciutto. Pour tomato mixture over top; toss to coat. Garnish with additional mint leaves. Serve immediately.

Test Kitchen tips
  • White balsamic vinegar keeps the colors bright in this sweet-salty salad.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cup: 233 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 486mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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    • Laura
      Sep 7, 2020

      Delicious! My family thoroughly enjoyed this salad.

    • Allison
      Jul 2, 2020

      No comment left

    • curlylis85
      Aug 5, 2019

      My favorite part was the little mozzarella balls together with the peaches and tomatoes. It's a delicious salad, but as a word of warning, the prosciutto only kept well in the fridge with the rest of the dressed salad for about two days. If you aren't planning to eat it quickly, you may want to add the prosciutto as you eat it.

    • Rashmi
      Jun 6, 2019

      very nice

    • bonito15
      Jun 5, 2019

      peaches tomatoes and blueberries would never have thought of that - delicious

    • Anonymous
      Jun 4, 2019

      very nice

    • Tanaya
      Jun 4, 2019

      very nice