Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad

My 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 Responses to “Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad”

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    Michele — August 20, 2008 @ 1:40 pm

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

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    Adam — August 20, 2008 @ 1:54 pm

    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.

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    recipes2share — August 20, 2008 @ 2:07 pm

    What adorable children!

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    Lisa — August 20, 2008 @ 4:03 pm

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

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    Aggie — August 20, 2008 @ 4:04 pm

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

    Your salad looks wonderful. So fresh and delicious.

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    ~Priscilla~ — August 20, 2008 @ 5:47 pm

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

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    Beth — August 20, 2008 @ 6:26 pm

    This is my kind of salad. Looks delicious

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    Sarah — August 20, 2008 @ 7:28 pm

    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!

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    Jason — August 20, 2008 @ 9:24 pm

    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!

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    Elle — August 21, 2008 @ 1:21 am

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

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    Mochachocolata Rita — August 21, 2008 @ 2:11 am

    a super refreshing salad! hmm i want those mozzarella balls :)

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    Jan — August 21, 2008 @ 4:31 am

    I can taste the flavors, just a perfect combination.

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    Esi — August 21, 2008 @ 5:15 am

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

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    Grace — August 21, 2008 @ 7:59 am

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

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    Holler — August 21, 2008 @ 9:09 am

    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 :)

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    Katherine Aucoin — August 21, 2008 @ 11:58 am

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

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    Bentoist — August 21, 2008 @ 2:18 pm

    Very nice, now you have me craving caprese salads!

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — August 21, 2008 @ 5:12 pm

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

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    Sireesha — August 22, 2008 @ 11:14 am

    Salad looks delicious…..

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    Natasha — August 26, 2008 @ 10:09 pm

    This is my favorite summer salad! Love the pic!

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