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Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad

Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil SaladMy wonderful neighbor Cheryl invited my kids over to pick some fresh cherry tomatoes from her tomato plant and they had so much fun picking and eating them. We ended up with a large bowl of cherry tomatoes and I couldn’t wait to make a salad using them. I found some yellow grape tomatoes and fresh mozzarella balls at Trader Joes and decided to make a little caprese salad. I added freshly picked basil leaves, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. A simple, delicious and beautiful salad!

  • 2 large handfuls of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large handful of yellow grape tomatoes
  • Fresh mozzarella balls
  • Freshly picked basil leaves, torn or cut into pieces
  • 1-2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss until thoroughly mixed. Enjoy!

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20 Comments

  1. Add some fresh Italian bread to your salad and I would be in heaven!

  2. Great job putting the kids too work… haha just kidding, the pic is cute 🙂

    Love your salad, and especially the yellow grape tomatoes, they are so sweet and nice on a hot day.

  3. recipes2share says:

    What adorable children!

  4. Oh, my favorite salad! My kids love picking tomatoes from the garden.

  5. What a beautiful tomato plant your neighbor has! How fun for your kids!

    Your salad looks wonderful. So fresh and delicious.

  6. ~Priscilla~ says:

    that salad looks so pretty! cute picture of your kids….

  7. This is my kind of salad. Looks delicious

  8. Fresh mozzarella has got to be one of the best things in this world – as well as this kind of salad. Looks great! I’m also totally making the baked zucchini sticks you just posted. Can’t wait!

  9. Oh I wish my tomatoes were ripe, they are almost there. This recipe is a favorite of mine. It makes a good appetizer if you put them on skewers too!

  10. Best. Thing. Ever! I would like some right now. A lot!

  11. Mochachocolata Rita says:

    a super refreshing salad! hmm i want those mozzarella balls 🙂

  12. I can taste the flavors, just a perfect combination.

  13. Those tomatoes look fantastic. This is quite possibly one of my favorite combinations of food ever!

  14. no doubt about it, this is the perfect summer dish! i love how the balls o’ mozzarella are the same size as your maters. 🙂

  15. It looks like the kids had fun, I bet it made the salad taste all the more delicious for them. I do love caprese salad 🙂

  16. Katherine Aucoin says:

    The tomatoes look so perfect to go with your gorgeous salad. What a cool summertime treat. Your children are beautiful.

  17. Very nice, now you have me craving caprese salads!

  18. Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    That looks great – I never thought of using the balls for a salad like this –

  19. Salad looks delicious…..

  20. This is my favorite summer salad! Love the pic!