Tomato and Bocconcini Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is one of my favorite salads I used to always buy in the deli of my grocery store until I found this recipe! It is a recipe I got from Rachael Ray's magazine. Boccoccini are bite-size balls of fresh mozzarella. You can substitute 1/2-inch cubes of regular fresh mozzarella, but it's not as good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. On large plate, toss the onion with the vinegar and a pinch of salt.
  2. Spread in a single layer and let sit for 20 minutes to pickle.
  3. In bowl, combine the tomatoes, olives, 1 T basil and 2 t olive oil; season lightly with salt and pepper.
  4. In separate bowl, combine the bocconcini, remaining 1 T basil, remaining 2 t oil and a pinch of salt.
  5. Fill 4 martini glasses with the tomato salad, bocconcini and onions.
Most Helpful

I tripled this recipe and took it to a family reunion. They loved it! I got a request to make it for a bridal shower and I'll be proud to do that! I used red wine vinegar and also tossed in a teaspoon of Italian dressing.

cmcclain June 28, 2012

This was such a great tasting and colorful looking salad. I had used a mix of the Kalamata and green olives. I also had found the pearl size Bocconcini cheese. This was such a quick salad to put together. Had a yummy flavor with the fresh basil too, I had just put in a few extra fresh chopped leaves than what is asked for. I also cut the recipe in half since we were only 2 and I served it as a side with a pulled pork sandwich. Was yummy !!!! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe Lainey. Will be making this salad again, we loved it.

FrenchBunny September 20, 2010