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Cherry Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad

 
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A quick and easy summer salad is made with sweet and juicy cherry tomatoes, fresh and aromatic basil and mozzarella, then tossed with a balsamic vinaigrette. Fresh mozzarella is always the best, but feel free to use normal mozzarella if you don't have any fresh one on hand.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

8

min

Cook

0

min

Ready

10

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

1 pint cherry tomatoes
ripe, halved, 2 cups
*
1 clove garlic
minced or pressed, small clove
½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil, extra-virgin
salt and black pepper
to taste
*
4 ounces mozzarella cheese
cut into 1/4-inch cubes, or fresh and torn
4 tablespoons basil
leaves, fresh, thinly sliced

Directions

In a mixing bowl, add the cherry tomatoes, basil and cheese.

In a small bowl, whisk together garlic, vinegar, olive oil, salt and black pepper to taste until well blended.

Pour the vinaigrette over the salad.

Gently toss until well combined and coated.

Serve.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 39g (1.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 10167% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 174mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 23% Iron 1%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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