Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

5 from 2 reviews

A simple salad of creamy fresh mozzarella and sweet cherry tomatoes.  Any easy side dish to make that’s a summer favorite.


  • Salad:
  • 2 cups of cherry tomatoes
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella – bocconcini or ciliegine – small round cheese
  • 15 basil leaves thinly sliced
  • Dressing:
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small garlic cube – minced
  • 1/2 tbs honey (one small squeeze from the jar)
  • 8 twists of black pepper
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Slice cherry tomatoes in half – I used a combination of yellow and red tomatoes.  Add to a bowl.
  2. A mozzarella balls to the tomatoes. It’s important to use fresh mozzarella in this salad.
  3. Whisk together olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, honey, black pepper and salt. Pour over mozzarella and cherry tomatoes.
  4. Add basil to salad and toss gently until combined.


I used white balsamic vinegar in the recipe.  If you use regular balsamic vinegar it will tint the salad (the mozzarella in particular) a reddish/brown color since regular balsamic vinegar is a much darker color than white balsamic vinegar.

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Keywords: Summer Salad, Caprese Salad