Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Heirloom cherry tomatoes are highlighted in this fresh caprese tomato salad. It's the perfect summer side.

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.

Ratings & Reviews

fresh and simple

July 05, 2015
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.

MrsLAC's Review

June 05, 2013
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.

JillyBurke's Review

January 11, 2013
Nice, easy side for pasta dishes.

dwatson's Review

August 16, 2012
Great and easy. Will definitely use again!

ktleyed's Review

July 08, 2012
This was easy and delicious, I used a combination of yellow and red cherry and grape tomatoes, will make again and again. So simple but so good!

jmeleeS's Review

June 11, 2012
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!

debraponder's Review

June 02, 2012
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.

tlflack's Review

June 01, 2012

carolfitz's Review

June 01, 2012

RED4BLUES's Review

May 16, 2012
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.