Heirloom cherry tomatoes are highlighted in this fresh caprese tomato salad. It's the perfect summer side.
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pint halved heirloom cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup halved miniature mozzarella balls
How to Make It
Combine vinegar, olive oil, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add halved cherry tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and mozzarella balls. Toss to combine.
This salad is so easy and looks colorful and fresh. I have used grape tomatoes (red, orange, and yellow). Instead of making the recipe dressing, I just use a little Paul Newman's balsalmic viniagrette, which is delicious and saves even more time.
I have made this multiple times for picnics and potlucks and it is always a hit! The small mozzarella balls make this super quick to whip up. I use white balsamic vinegar or bertolli's Pinot Grigio white wine vinegar to add brightness.
Easy and so quick but full of flavor! Great side salad - I used 1/4 of a part-skim moz ball cut into 1/2 in squares in lieu of the mini moz balls and that worked out really well. Added a bit more basil for preference, but otherwise made as written. Perfect side dish for a "no-cook" summer dinner; great for a week night and I'll definitely be making again - Enjoy!
Loved this twist on a caprese salad. Heirloom tomatoes add really nice color. We subbed regular mozzarella as the mozzarella balls get pretty pricey. Love basil, so we threw in some extra on that.
Didn't have any leftovers for another day.
Will definitely make again and again.
Couldn't find heirloom cherry tomatoes, so we used golden "super sweets." Couldn't find the mozzarella "pearls," so I cut up some larger fresh ones into smaller pieces. Quick to put together, but I would add the salt at the end before tossing so it stays on the salad.
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