May 11, 2010

Tomato Mozzarella Salad

Little cherry tomatoes have recently been on sale at the grocery stores here. So my sweet baboo took one of Ina Garten’s tomato recipes and changed it up a bit. It is delicious and refreshing! Using fresh herbs really make the difference, and hopefully you grow some in pots or your garden. The smoked version of mozzarella (if you can find it) in this recipe is a defining accent. In addition to everyday meals, the salad is also a perfect dish for summer picnics and potluck dinners!

Tomato Mozzarella Salad

2 pints cherry tomatoes
3/4 cup small-diced red onion
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
3/4 pound smoked mozzarella cheese*

Cut the tomatoes in half and place in a large bowl. Add the onion, vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, basil, and parsley. Toss well. Dice the mozzarella cheese and fold it into the salad. Serve at room temperature.

Serves 6.

*May substitute with regular mozzarella cheese or feta cheese.

Back in February, Cheryl of TidyMom had a post on how to make your blog recipes printer friendly. The trick is to use the Google Doc feature after signing into your Google account. So I am trying the feature out for this recipe. Look for the link right under the recipe name. I hope that this works okay and make it a little easier for my blogging friends! If it does, I’ll go back later (after our move and unpacking activities) and add the feature to previous recipes I have shared.


  1. It worked, and the salad looks great!

  2. Love the photo AND the salad!! They Both look Great Donna!
    Happy night to you!

  3. Neat trick! And you're always so good at sharing! That recipe looks fabulous and I so wish that there were a ripe tomato within 100 miles of us. I snagged it to my recipes file in favorites. It'll come in handy some fine day.

  4. OH MY GOSH that looks soooooooooooooo good. The link for the printable recipe does work, what a great feature and thanks for sharing how to do that. I have got to try out this recipe though, I'm drooling

  5. Yum! I can smell it almost!
    I love the smoked cheese idea.

  6. Oh, yummy!!!! I can almost taste it!! Thanks for the recipe!! I can't wait to try it!

  7. That is a good looking salad! Thanks for the recipe!

  8. I love this salad!

    Thank you for posting.

  9. Well shucks, my comment didn't show up; (have been having problems with computer) BUT anyway,
    that salad looks YUMMY!! :)

  10. The photo is s beautiful! It just made my mouth water! Lovely.
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  11. Looks yummy! and the idea for making the recipe printable is a good blogging tip! thanks and happy moving!

  12. Mmmmmmmmmmm looks totally delicious!!

  13. Looks delicious Donna. Yum.

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  15. ooooooooohhhhhhhhhh -- that loooks soooo gooood. and here i am stahvin. i just might have everything i need to make that right now. too bad i'm lazy and prolly will end up with 'chef boy R D' :))

    i got a good chuckle out of the 'play on words /channeling thing the other day. just so ya know. that was pretty good.

    sorry i haven't been so good at keepin up on comments and visits-- i'll do better. i've been busy-- but hey-- ALL my bills are up to date -- your scolding is payin off :))

    enjoy your day my scab bwa hahaha


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