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.
*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.