Caprese Fruit Salad #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone,

Today for #SundaySupper we teamed up with Gallo Family Vineyards to share with you our favorite Labor Day recipe.  But not only are you getting some amazing, fun recipes, but we are sharing with you our party tips to help make your Labor Day event, easy and run smoothly.

Caprese Fruit Salad #SundaySupper

For my recipe today, I took one of my favorite all-time favorite salads and changed it up just a bit just so I can use up and enjoy the last of the summer berries.  My recipe is for a Caprese Fruit Salad.  It’s light, refreshing and a nice dish to accompany anything you are serving at your Labor Day party.  The salad is chock full of fresh tomatoes, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and freshly cut basil and topped off with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic glaze.  It’s truly one of my favorites.  I could eat this every day.

Caprese Fruit Salad #SundaySupper

One thing about this salad is that it is very forgiving. You can add as much fruit as you would like.  If you like lots of strawberries, add them.  Not a fan of blackberries?  Skip them.  It’s whatever you enjoy.  I personally love the combination of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on top with the balsamic glaze.  If you don’t have balsamic glaze, just drizzle some balsamic salad dressing over the top.

Caprese Fruit Salad #SundaySupper

I paired my salad with Gallo Family Vineyards Sweet White Blend Wine.  It’s the perfect companion to my recipe.  It’s light, crisp and slightly sweet.  The wine has a nice peach flavor with hints of tropical fruit and honeydew flavors.  It’s perfect for a summer party.

Another wine that I thought would go great with my salad is Gallo Family Vineyards Café Zinfandel.  Café Zinfandel is a light bodied when that is slightly sweet and sparkles with strawberry, raspberry and watermelon flavors.

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For my party tips:

  • Plan your menu ahead of time, will you have a theme?
  • Grocery shop at least two days before the party.
  • Prep your fruits and vegetables the night before.  Cutting them all up makes for easy preparation the next day.
  • Make a CD with your favorite music.
  • Make sure you have plenty of chairs to sit in.
  • Marinate any meat you plan on serving the night before.
  • Make easy meals, so you can spend time with friends and family and not spend it in the kitchen.
  • Make your party Pot Luck, so everyone can share their favorite dishes.
  • Have coolers out with your wine set up in it.  Make sure you have a cork screw in reach and plenty of wine glasses.
  • Use plastic glasses if you’re having a party outside.  You don’t want someone to drop a glass on the patio.

Caprese Fruit Salad #SundaySupper


Caprese Fruit Salad #SundaySupper
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
A light summertime salad made with fresh fruit, mozzarella cheese and drizzled with balsamic glaze and olive oil.
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half (or tomatoes of choice)
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup blackberries, cut in half
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 8 oz. mozzarella balls, cut in half
  • 5 basil leaves, sliced
  • ½ tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic glaze
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Layer the tomatoes, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and mozzarella on a large plate.  Sprinkle the basil leaves over the top. Drizzle the top of the salad with olive oil and balsamic glaze and add salt and pepper if desired.  Serve immediately

Caprese Fruit Salad #SundaySupper
Be sure to check out all the goodies that everyone made.  I can’t wait to see what new recipes I’ll be adding to my party menu.

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Have a fabulous Sunday!



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Caprese Fruit Salad #SundaySupper
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  1. Renee Dobbs says:

    Brilliant to brighten and freshen up a caprese salad with summer berries.

  2. I could eat this kind of salad anytime!

  3. I would eat this every day…so light and refreshing!

  4. I’ve made a strawberry caprese and now I need to shake it up even more and use your amazing recipe! It’s gorgeous, too.

  5. Did I hear the lunch bell ring? I’ll be right over!

  6. I could seriously get into this salad every day. Bring some extra to work and drop some off at my desk.

  7. Caprese! With fruit! #mindblown

  8. Jennifer, I just love this salad! It has all the wonderful flavors I adore! Thanks for sharing!!

  9. This is a gorgeous salad. We make capreses often but I haven’t added fruit. We must try yours.

  10. This looks delightful! My kids would love this!

  11. I love this idea! It makes for such a beautiful presentation, too.

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