Mozzarella, Blackberry & Nectarine Salad

October 8, 2014


One of my favorite health tips is to “eat the rainbow.”  It not only tastes good, makes you feel great, but it looks amazing! With summer (and its produce) season coming to an end… I’m trying to enjoy as much fruity goodness as I can.  One of my favorite ways? This gorgeous fruit salad!


Mozzarella, Blackberry & Nectarine Salad

  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 2 nectarines, cut into segments
  • 1 mango, sliced into segments
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 10 basil leaves, cut into ribbons
  • frisee (optional)


  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom pods (optional)
  1. Drizzle red onion slices with 2 tablespoons of vinegar and let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  2. To make dressing, bring vinegar and honey to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Remove from heat and add cardamom pods (if you decide to). Let stand covered until cooled. Remove pods.
  4. While onions are pickling, assemble your fruit and cheese on a platter.
  5. Top with pickled onions and drizzle with vinaigrette dressing.
  6. Sprinkle with ribbons of basil and enjoy!


 This salad is also great with homemade sourdough croutons (just fry in EVOO and sprinkle with a little salt).

Blackberry Mozzarella Salad



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