Fresh Tomato & Mozzarella Salad

"A friend of mine brought this for dinner and it was SO good and fresh... a great Summer side!"
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  • Cut up the tomatoes and mozzarella into large cubes.
  • Add basil leaves and drizzle w/ vinegar and olive oil.
  • Stir lightly.
  • Sprinkle with a little salt.
  • Chill at least one hour.
  • Store in refrigerator.

Questions & Replies

  1. is this keto friendly?
  2. Can you make a day before serving


  1. I've been doing a variation on this theme for years and my family and guests love my recipe...I was frustrated by the fact that I couldn't get decent tasting large slicing tomatoes...I live in an apartment and don't have access to a garden to grow my own and the supermarket and even "farmers market" versions just are cold, red and wet. I generally buy those lovely cherry grape tomatoes which actually taste pretty much like home doing a traditional Insalata Caprese just didn't work very well with those small bite-sized tomatoes. I slice them in quarters across the "poles", mince some fresh basil, put a clove of garlic through a garlic press or mince by hand, some fresh ground pepper, salt, a couple of tablespoons of freshly grated Parmesano or Locatelli (or a mix of the two) then dress it with a generous glug of extra virgin olive oil, and a few splashes of balsamic.l..just before serving it I cube some fresh mozzarella in about the same proportion as the tomatoes...stir, serve and bellisimo! Serve this lovely fresh salad with grilled meat, grilled veg or just by itself with some warm french bread! I use normal balsamic since I don't care that the cheeses are colored by the balsamic...but if you're sensitive to the color, try using either red wine vinegar or white balsamic...Bon Apetite!
  2. Very good. This turns out yummy if you just put all the ingredients in a jar with a tight lid like a mason jar and shake it up, let it set for awhile and serve. You can use oregano instead too. Either way it is delicious.
  3. This is a delightful summery salad or appetizer. We have had this a couple of times at TraVigne restaurant in St.Helena and enjoy it tremendously every time. We used (as the restaurant did) 3 Heirloom tomatoes and I subbed boconccini (plain) for the sliced mozzarella the second time around. Delicious.Thanks for posting. **Made for ZWT4**
  4. This is a tasty recipe, and I loved it. Try adding Alessi fig infused white balsamic vinegar (1/2 tbsp) about one half hour before serving. It gives it a sweet tang that is quite crisp and refreshing.
  5. I made this recipe as written and my husband and I loved it! The favors were bright, fresh and delicious! Will be on a regular rotation as long as we have fresh tomatoes.


  1. Excellent salad and so flexable! This is one salad that I normally don't measure out the is a little bit of this and a little bit of that, until I am satisfied with color and taste. I sometimes use basil pesto instead of the basil, cutting down on the oil. An alternative way is to chop the the tomato and cheese into bite size pieces, adding garlic, salt pepper, a pinch of sugar and some chopped black olives. It is important that it rests for at least 1 hour so that you get the wonderful juices from the tomatoes. Have some rustic bread to catch all the juices!!! Artichoke hearts could also be added (but that is going to give this salad a whole different name!) This salad is also known as Caprese Salad. You can't go wrong with this one!!!
  2. See above!
  3. Can't wait to try


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