The ideal balance of creamy, sweet, and salty flavors can be found in this melon mozzarella salad. It's a delicious summer salad dish that is sure to impress everyone.
Melon Mozzarella Salad with Basil
Hey there! It's scorching hot outside, and I'm feeling the heat. The thought of turning on the oven or stove seems unbearable, so I have been turning to cool, refreshing salads that don't require any cooking. And let me tell you, I have been on a roll with these salads lately. I recently whipped up a melon mozzarella salad that I just had to share. It's simple, easy, and absolutely delicious.
But what really sets this salad apart is its perfect suitability for summer. The combination of creamy, sweet melon and savory mozzarella is just what you need on a hot summer day. Now, let's talk about presentation. I have noticed that when I consistently shape my ingredients, my salads look more impressive. That's why for this salad, I went with round balls of melon and mozzarella. It may seem like a small detail, but trust me, it makes a big difference.
Whether you are bringing this salad to a picnic, potluck, or barbecue, it's sure to be a crowd pleaser. It's light, refreshing, and just screams summer. So give it a try and see for yourself why it's my new favorite summer salad recipe. This salad is perfect for any summer gathering, from picnics to barbecues, and will surely impress your guests with its consistent shapes and presentation. Trust me, it's simple, easy, and oh-so-delicious!
How to Refrigerate Melon Mozzarella Salad with Basil:
The melon mozzarella salad with basil should be placed in the refrigerator after being transferred to an airtight container. The salad can keep for up to two days in storage. To evenly spread the dressing and seasonings before serving, give the salad a slight swirl.
How to Freeze Melon Mozzarella Salad with Basil:
Unfortunately, freezing the melon mozzarella salad with basil is not recommended as the texture of the melon and mozzarella will be affected by the freezing and thawing process, resulting in a less-than-ideal salad.
How to Reheat Melon Mozzarella Salad with Basil:
As the melon mozzarella salad with basil is meant to be served cold, reheating is not recommended. Instead, enjoy the salad chilled straight from the refrigerator.
The melon mozzarella salad with basil is a refreshing and flavorful summer salad that is perfect for picnics, potlucks, and barbecues. With its combination of sweet melon, creamy mozzarella, tangy blueberries, and fragrant basil, this salad is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. And with the addition of chopped cashews for some crunch, it's a salad that has it all.
Can I substitute other fruits for the melon and blueberries in this salad?
Yes, you can certainly customize this salad to your liking. Any juicy, sweet fruits like peaches, strawberries, or grapes would be great substitutions or additions.
MELON MOZZARELLA SALAD WITH BASIL
- 1 cantaloupe melon
- 1 honeydew melon
- 2 cups blueberries
- 1 ½ cups mozzarella balls
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves, loosely packed
- 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon white balsamic vinegar
- ½ teaspoon honey
- salt and pepper, to taste
- chopped raw cashews, for garnish
- Slice the melons in half, remove the seeds and use a melon baller to create small melon balls. Place those in a large mixing bowl. Add the blueberries, mozzarella and basil.
- Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, honey and salt and pepper in a small bowl and drizzle on top of the salad. Gently stir to combine.
- Top with chopped cashews before serving.