Mixed Greens with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella Pearls, and Homemade Croutons

Mixed Greens with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella Pearls, and Homemade Croutons

I had a sudden craving pop into my head the other day. I wanted a simple salad with roasted tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, homemade croutons, and pinenuts. I tossed it in Fran’s Simple Vinaigrette right before serving. We all enjoyed the salad. The tomatoes were sweetly roasted and the little bites of mozzarella were creamy and delicious. The homemade croutons topped this salad off nicely along with the pine nuts and the vinaigrette. This salad paired really well with the Broccoli, Cheese, and Potato Soup.

Mixed Greens with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella Pearls, and Homemade Croutons

Prepare Fran’s Simple Vinaigrette – find recipe here. Cover with a lid or saran wrap; set aside to allow flavors to mingle.

Prepare the Garlic and Herb Homemade Croutons – find recipe here. Set aside to cool.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a small baking dish with cooking spray.

Place the grape tomatoes into the baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil, and minced garlic then season with sea salt, and fresh cracked pepper, to taste. Toss to coat the tomatoes evenly.

Place into the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and place them on a plate to cool.

Mixed Greens with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella Pearls, and Homemade Croutons

Place the romaine lettuce and mixed greens into a serving bowl. Top with the cooled roasted tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, homemade croutons, and toasted pinenuts. Drizzle with the vinaigrette, to taste; mix well until evenly coated. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Mixed Greens with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella Pearls, and Homemade Croutons

 

Mixed Greens with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella Pearls, and Homemade Croutons

Mixed Greens with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella Pears, and Homemade Croutons

Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp basil olive oil
  • 1 cup of grape tomatoes
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 2 cups of romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups of mixed greens
  • 2 tbsp mozzarella pearls
  • Croutons to taste (recipe link above)
  • 1 tbsp toasted pine nuts
  • Frans Vinaigrette recipe link above

Instructions

  • Prepare Fran's Simple Vinaigrette - see recipe link above. Cover with a lid or saran wrap; set aside to allow flavors to mingle.
  • Prepare the Garlic and Herb Homemade Croutons - see recipe link above. Set aside to cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a small baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place the grape tomatoes into the baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil, and minced garlic then season with sea salt, and fresh cracked pepper, to taste. Toss to coat the tomatoes evenly.
  • Place into the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and place them on a plate to cool.
  • Place the romaine lettuce and mixed greens into a serving bowl. Top with the cooled roasted tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, homemade croutons, and toasted pinenuts. Drizzle with the vinaigrette, to taste; mix well until evenly coated. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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16 Comments

  1. Pam this salad look perfect and delicious!!!

  2. Great looking salad, Pam! I love the idea of roasting the tomatoes first!!

  3. It must have been a wonderful meal. We love salads, too.

  4. I have never tried roasting tomatoes for a salad but now think I need to. Must be so good with the mozzarella pearls.

  5. You can’t ever go wrong with this kind of salad! Roasted tomatoes and mozzarella were meant for each other.

  6. What a delightful salad you dreamed up Pam, I love everything about it! It looks like every bite would burst with flavor!

  7. This looks so great- I don’t like raw tomatoes so always feel like I have to miss out on caprese-like salads, but roasting them is a really good idea!

  8. I love this combination and the detail of roasting the tomatoes makes all the difference in terms of final flavour!
    Cheers and thanks for sharing your delicious suggestions,
    Lia.