Strawberry Caprese Panzanella


Take your meal from good to gourmet with this refreshing strawberry caprese salad featuring Stella® Cheese.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


For the Dressing:

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon honey

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

For the Panzanella:

  • 1 day-old baguette, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 4 cups cubed bread)

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 ½ cups yellow grape tomatoes, halved

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 6 ounces Stella® Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 ½ cups strawberries, halved

  • ½ cup basil leaves, torn if large


  1. For the dressing, whisk together garlic, shallot, vinegar, honey, pepper and salt in a medium bowl until well combined. While whisking, slowly drizzle in oil until all oil is incorporated.

  2. For the panzanella, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  3. Place bread cubes on rimmed baking pan and drizzle with oil; toss until all bread cubes are coated in oil. Transfer to oven and bake 10 to 12 minutes or until bread is dry and dark golden brown.

  4. Meanwhile, place tomatoes, salt, and pepper in large bowl; toss until well combined. Let stand 5 minutes.

  5. Add Stella® mozzarella cheese, strawberries, basil, toasted bread, and Dressing to bowl with tomatoes; toss until well combined.

  6. Serve immediately, or for best flavor, allow salad to sit at room temperature 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

609 Calories
33g Fat
59g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 609
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 1216mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 22%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 47mg 234%
Calcium 287mg 22%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 372mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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