The Tomato Mozzarella Salad is sometimes known as a Caprese Salad or Margherita Salad. Doesn’t matter what you call it, it’s one of the freshest and appetizing salads around. I’m tempted to pick up a fresh mozzarella ball every time I see cherry or grape tomatoes on sale. I could eat it with a slice of toasted french bread and be happy. But my guys love it too so I usually make it a side salad with our meal.
I love this fresh salad, it’s so colorful and tastes so good.
Tomato Mozzarella Salad
1 pint Cherry or Grape Tomatoes, sliced in half
8 ounces Fresh Mozzarella, cut into bite size pieces
2 thin slices Red Onion, quartered
8 Basil Leaves, cut chiffonade
3 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
Pinch of Salt
Combine sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella pieces and onion slices together in a medium sized bowl and mix together. Thinly slice the basil leaves and sprinkle over the top of the salad.
Mix together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small jelly jar. Place lid on jar and shake to make vinaigrette dressing. Pour over salad.
Makes 4 servings.