Welcome back! I’m sure many of you have picked up on the fact that I travel for my regular job and being out of the office last week made it difficult to keep up with all of you. I did manage to enjoy Friday off of work and a beautiful weekend. Perhaps I’m getting a little ahead of myself today but this is going to be your new favorite summer salad. Maybe it was the sunshine this past weekend that has me in the mood for summer! I had the opportunity to try the new Mini Babybel Mozzarella, and while this makes for a delicious low calorie snack I also wanted to incorporate it into a tasty lunch. Luckily adding this cheese to your salad will only add 50 calories but also a little boost of protein. And as for the salad…the combination of basil+strawberries+balsamic is divine.
Divide the lettuce amongst 2 plates or bowls and top with the sliced strawberries. Cut the Babybel wheels in half and then into quarters and evenly divide amongst the 2 plates. In a small dish, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper and lightly drizzle over the top of each salad. Finish off the plates with a sprinkle of fresh basil and serve. Delicious, low calorie, your favorite new summer salad.
The Laughing Cow provided me with the Mini Babybel Mozzarella cheese to try at no charge. I was not compensated for my opinion and all opinions are my own.