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Tomato Mozzarella Salad

Tomato Mozzarella Salad – fresh summer produce makes for the best caprese salad! Fresh juicy tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil topped with a balsamic glaze is the perfect summer side.

When summer hits I love to use fresh produce to make delicious meals and sides. Nothing beats fresh juicy tomatoes that are straight from the garden or farmers market.

This Caprese Pasta Salad is very similar to this salad, mainly it adds pasta. So if you really can’t get enough and want to make this a full meal, that is a great way to make it happen.

tomato mozzarella salad in a bowl

 

What Is Caprese Salad

A Caprese Salad is a traditional Italian salad that is made with sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, and basil. It has an olive oil drizzle on top and is seasoned with salt. It is named after the island of Capri in Italy and has the same red, white, and green colors of the Italian flag.

You will often see tomato mozzarella salad made with slices of tomatoes and mozzarella cheese with full basil leaves. I like to use cherry or grape tomatoes with mozzarella cheese balls just to make it easier to serve and eat. When you are brining this to a potluck, it is a lot easier for people to help themselves when they can just scoop it onto their plate.

caprese salad ingredients

What You’ll Need

  • Fresh Tomatoes
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Fresh Basil
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Balsamic Glaze
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How To Make Tomato Mozzarella Salad

Be sure to scroll to the recipe card below to get the full recipe and instructions

  1. Slice your cherry or grape tomatoes and add them to a bowl
  2. Add Mozzarella cheese pearls. If you have fresh mozzarella cheese in a different form, you just want to slice it into about the same size as your tomato halves.
  3. Thinly slice your basil and toss everything together.
  4. Add olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Mix until everything is evenly coated.
  5. Drizzle with balsamic glaze to serve.
tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella in a bowl

Want More Flavor?

Pesto is a great way to add just a little burst of flavor to this salad. You can add about 2 tablespoons of pesto and toss together when you add the olive oil.

  • Make it a meal! Add protein to make this a full meal. Grilled chicken, shrimp or even chickpeas make a great addition.
  • Add veggies – I like adding avocado to just about anything and this is no exception! But other veggies like zucchini or artichoke hearts are delicious as well.
balsamic glaze drizzled on tomatoes and mozzarella cheese

What To Serve It With

This fresh summer salad can go with just about anything! It is great to serve when you are grilling or taking to any get together this summer.

Storage

This is one of those salads that you don’t want to make too far ahead of time. You can make it a couple hours ahead of time and store covered in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Once you slice the tomatoes, they do start to break down, so you don’t want to make it more than just a few hours before you serve.

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More Tasty Summer Side Dish Recipes

Yield: 6

Tomato Mozzarella Salad

close up caprese salad in a bowl

Tomato Mozzarella Salad - fresh summer produce makes for the best caprese salad! Fresh juicy tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil topped with a balsamic glaze is the perfect summer side.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 8 oz Mozzarella pearls
  • 3/4 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Balsamic Glaze

Instructions

  1. Slice your cherry or grape tomatoes and add them to a bowl
  2. Add Mozzarella cheese pearls. and thinly sliced basil. Toss everything together until evenly combined.
  3. Add olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Mix until everything is evenly coated.
  4. Drizzle with balsamic glaze to serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 183Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 30mgSodium 289mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 9g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Pat

Tuesday 13th of June 2023

The caprese salad calls for balsamic glaze. What is that?

Erin S

Tuesday 13th of June 2023

Click on the link and it takes you to it, if the words are blue or underlined, all you have to do is click and it takes you to what I am talking about. - https://dinnersdishesanddesserts.com/caprese-pasta-salad/

Sandra

Tuesday 21st of June 2022

Such a delicious and refreshing salad!! This is a must-make this summer!

Jennie

Thursday 16th of June 2022

I like to add presto to salad. It makes the salad more flavorful.

Catalina

Thursday 16th of June 2022

Healthy and full of protein! I love this salad! It's so fresh!

Sam

Wednesday 15th of June 2022

Lovely summer salad, beautiful and tasty!

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