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Melon, Mozzarella, and Mint Caprese Salad


½ cup seedless blackberry jam or preserves

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

1 small cantaloupe

1 small honeydew

1 bunch small radishes

8 ounces small, fresh mozzarella balls (ciliegine size)

1 large bunch mint

1 pint fresh blackberries


  1. Whisk together blackberry jam, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. Using a melon baller, scoop out flesh of cantaloupe and honeydew. Slice radishes into ⅛-inch thick rounds.
  3. Toss together melon balls, radishes, mozzarella, mint, and blackberries. Arrange on a serving plate, then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt. Serve alongside blackberry balsamic vinaigrette.
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