This week's French Fridays with Dorie posed a few challenges for me, because it is a mozarella, tomato and strawberry salad. As the name suggests, it is very summery, and I was unable to obtain one of the ingredients, basil, it being a summer herb, and it being winter in the Southern Hemisphere.
I was unenthused about making this, not being much of a salad person, but the results surprised me. But then again, how can juicy strawberries and mozarella (in my case, boccanccini) drizzled with olive oil and flavoured with salt be bad? To replace the basil, I used a few fresh thyme leaves. I left out the pink peppercorn garnish - I have pink peppercorns but couldn't find them in my crowded pantry cupboard.
I would be willing to try this again as a side dish in the summer.
To see what everyone else thought of this salad, visit the LYL section of the FFwD website.