I nearly flaked on participating in French Friday's With Dorie this week. My in-laws are in town for the week, and Mozzarella, Tomato, and Strawberry Salad (pg 118) didn't seem to fit into any of our meal plans. Also, and more importantly, the recipe didn't call out to me. I like a caprese salad as much as anyone, but the simple act of adding strawberries doesn't seem to warrant a whole new recipe.
I woke up this morning and realized that it was Friday and I hadn't made my dish yet. There's no reason in the world this salad can't be breakfast food, so I ran around to make it before my in-laws arrive from their hotel, because I didn't have enough strawberries on hand to share. Nice hostess, right? Oh well, what they don't know won't hurt 'em.
Conclusion: Indifferent. This was a fine salad and a nice way to start the day. It didn't wow me, though. Maybe the secret is in the pink peppercorns. I used black. I don't anticipate going out of my way to make this in the future, though I may if I have the ingredients at the ready.