Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Salad

Fresh, creamy mozzarella and crisp, juicy cherry tomatoes are a perfect combination. Add a red wine vinegar dressing with the bite of a little bit of garlic. Toss with some minced fresh parsley and you have a great, simple salad that is ready in no time at all. The hardest part is letting it marinate for 15 minutes before you eat it.Mozzarella-Tomato-Salad

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS
Salad:

  • 2 cups of cherry tomatoes
  • 8 oz fresh ciliegine mozzarella – small round cheese
  • 2 tbs minced parsley

Dressing:

  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 small garlic cube – minced
  • 8 twists of black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Slice cherry tomatoes in half – I used a combination of yellow and red tomatoes.
  2. Slice mozzarella balls in half (you want the size to be similar to the sliced cherry tomatoes). It’s important to use fresh mozzarella in this salad.
  3. Whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic and pepper. Pour over mozzarella and cherry tomatoes.
  4. Sprinkle parsley over salad and toss gently until combined.
  5. Let sit 15 minutes before serving so the flavors marinate.

 

You could eat this as a side, or toss it with pasta or add it to a quinoa or spring lettuce salad. Your options are endless.

adapted from: greenvalleykitchen.com

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