Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

Fresh mozzarella and tomato salad – a simple salad of creamy mozzarella and cherry tomatoes. An easy side dish to make that’s a summer favorite.

Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

Sometimes simple is better.  This fresh mozzarella and tomato salad is a perfect example.  Take two ingredients, toss with dressing and you’ve got something absolutely delicious.

Fresh, creamy mozzarella and crisp, juicy cherry tomatoes are a perfect combination.  Add a red wine vinegar dressing with the bite of a little bit of garlic.  Toss with some minced fresh parsley and you have a great, simple salad that is ready in no time at all.  The hardest part is letting it marinate for 15 minutes before you eat it.

Mozzarella Tomato Salad

You could eat this as a side, or toss it with pasta or add it to a quinoa or spring lettuce salad. Your options are endless.  Personally, I like to eat it plain.

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Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

A simple salad of creamy mozzarella and cherry tomatoes. The hardest part is waiting for the salad to marinate before you eat it.

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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • Salad:
  • 2 cups of cherry tomatoes
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella – bocconcini or ciliegine – small round cheese
  • 2 tbs minced parsley
  • Dressing:
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 small garlic cube – minced
  • 8 twists of black pepper

Instructions

  1. Slice cherry tomatoes in half – I used a combination of yellow and red tomatoes.
  2. Slice mozzarella balls in half (you want the size to be similar to the sliced cherry tomatoes). It’s important to use fresh mozzarella in this salad.
  3. Whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic and pepper. Pour over mozzarella and cherry tomatoes.
  4. Sprinkle parsley over salad and toss gently until combined.
  5. Let sit 15 minutes before serving so the flavors marinate.

 

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