Balsamic Marinated Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

A perfectly simple salad marinated in a combination of olive oil and balsamic vinegar and kicked up with onion, garlic and basil. The longer it sits, the better it gets. Also great served over pasta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together first five ingredients for dressing and toss in cheese and tomatoes.
  2. Chill until ready to serve.


Most Helpful

I made this for July 4th and everyone loved it. Like other reviewers, I used fresh baby mozzarella balls and white balsamic vinegar. I also used kosher/sea salt, freshly ground pepper, and shallot instead of onion since that's what I had on hand. The basil looks especially nice if cut chiffonade style (long, thin strips). Just stack all your basil leaves neatly, roll the pile up long ways like a cigar, and then cut crosswise with scissors or a sharp knife. Easy, and faster than chopping. Also, I recommend making this salad ahead of time. I made it the night before and the flavors really changed for the better overnight.

PilatesGirl July 08, 2010

Excellent! I doubled the recipe. Doubled everything but the salt and it is wonderful. This would be great to take to a party. Thanks so much for posting it!

Wind in the Canyon February 05, 2012

Simple quick and yummy. I made this for my potluck this week!

Britt P. November 22, 2016

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