Refreshing Cherry Caprese Summer Salad

delicious summer caprese salad

BC Cherries are HERE! Can you believe it?! As a kid, I remember excitedly awaiting for the arrival of these fresh + juicy treats! Luckily for us, they are available right now at your local Freson Bros.! Start the Car!!!!

Juicy BC Cherries

In my opinion, BC Cherries are the perfect summer fruit- easy for enjoying on their own or in a crisp and fun Summer salad, like this Cherry Caprese salad!

refreshing caprese salad

This unique twist on a gourmet classic is both delicious and easy! No summer salad is as cravable as this one– made with succulent, ripe cherries, creamy fresh mozzarella, basil, rocket greens, and an addictive balsamic drizzle.

fresh summer salad with cherries

It’s basically all of the best flavours of summer, layered on a platter to enjoy! The sweetness of the BC Cherries balances out the spicy arugula, and the fresh Alberta Mozzarella (made in-house!) at all Freson Bros. locations rounds this dish off perfectly!

fresh summer salad with balsamic glaze

To me, there is nothing better than Freson’s fresh, local produce, and this lovely summer salad is no exception! It comes together in just a few minutes, and is the ideal accompaniment to any weeknight meal, or a fantastic addition to your next picnic or cookout!

refreshing summer salad for picnic

Here’s What you Need:

  • 1 cup BC Cherries (halved and pitted)
  • 6 Cups Arugula
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Basil, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup Kale, chopped
  • 200g Alberta Mozzarella (diced)
  • Balsamic Glaze 1/3 cup (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • Salt + Pepper to taste


1. Wash and chop Cherries, Kale and Basil

2. In a large Salad bowl, combine Arugula, Basil, Kale, Cherries and Mozzarella

3. Drizzle Olive Oil and a generous amount Balsamic Glaze over Greens.

4. Toss to combine. 

5. Season with Salt + Pepper.


easy and fresh summer salad for picnic

Support local, grab these delicious ingredients on your next visit to Freson Bros.,  and get ready to WOW everyone at your table! Make this mouthwatering dish? Share and tag us on your social!

*Thank you to our friends at Freson Bros. for sponsoring this post. As always, our thoughts, opinions and recipes are our own. 

succulent and fresh BC cherries

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