Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad
Hi Everyone! I am so happy to share with you one of my all-time FAVORITE salads: Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad. Now, there are all different ways to make this type of salad, this recipe is a simple, no fuss version – no fuss is the way I like my recipes!
This recipe is one of my “garden-inspired” recipes, you can see all of the garden-inspired recipes, here.
Let’s talk ingredients: For this recipe, I used a medley of tomatoes, some red, sweet grape tomatoes, yellow “Zima” grape tomatoes and cherry and grape tomatoes from my garden. The total amount is 2 1/4 cups (13.8 ounces) but you can use more or less, depending on what you have, this recipe is very forgiving! Try to get “vine-ripened” tomatoes because their flavor is better.
Basil: I used basil from my garden. It’s very easy to grow! I also added fresh basil flowers to garnish because basil flowers are edible and though more subtly-flavored compared to the leaves. Basil flowers are very pretty too and when you have an herb garden, you find yourself pruning the basil flower all the time, it’s great to have some ways to use them up 🙂 Check out my Fresh Basil Flower Tea, as another way to utilize basil flowers 🙂
Mozzarella: I used a ball of mozzarella cheese, 16 ounces. I cut the ball into slices and then each slice into quarters. I would say have the cheese slices match the size of the tomatoes. For example, if I used large Heirloom tomatoes, I would have the Mozzarella slices in a larger size.
This Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad is great for any Spring/Summer/Fall gathering or holiday. It’s a crowd-pleaser because it’s so fragrant and delicious.
Ingredients for Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad
- 2 1/4 cup (13.8 ounces) ripe tomatoes washed, sliced
- 16 ounces Mozzarella Ball, sliced to the same size as the tomatoes
- 6-10 fresh basil leaves to taste, washed, sliced
Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher, salt or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper, or to taste
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar, I prefer Balsamic vinegar imported from Modena
Helpful Kitchen Tools for Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad
- chef’s knife
- cutting board
- mixing bowls
- wet measure
- measuring spoons and cups
- serving dish
I know you will love this garden-inspired, Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad!
Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6
Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 241 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 45mg Sodium: 491mg Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Protein: 13g
When would you serve this Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad? Please let me know in the comments below! Best, ~Sara
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