Tomato Mozzarella Salad is perfect for a delicious lunch and it is a great fresh side to add to any dinner. Loaded with ripe juicy tomatoes, buttery fresh mozzarella and thinly sliced onions, this salad comes together in a flash even with the homemade dressing!
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Tomato Mozzarella Salad uses both regular and grape or cherry tomatoes, if you are a serious fan of tomatoes, you might want to add both grape and cherry! Regardless, make sure you are using the best fresh ripe tomatoes you can find. The tomatoes are the star of this recipe so the better the quality, the better this salad will taste!
The dressing for this salad is super easy to make and incredibly tasty! If you are not a fan of a lot of dressing on your salad, you may not use all of the dressing but any extra will keep in the fridge for up to 10 days. You can substitute store bought balsamic dressing as well.
This recipe calls for fresh mozzarella, which is a little different than block mozzarella from the dairy case. Fresh mozzarella has a delicate and delicious flavor that is reminiscent of soft butter and it pairs beautifully with fresh tomatoes! If you don’t have access to fresh mozzarella, you can certainly use block mozzarella, but this is the time to splurge on cheese in my opinion!
Some of my favorite additions to this salad are garlic crostini, croutons or fresh basil. I always add a touch of basil when I pair this with pasta! By the way, this salad is the perfect side to compliment pasta.
This salad has a lot of similarities to a traditional Caprese salad, but it is a little different as a true traditional Caprese salad contains only a drizzle of Olive Oil. The addition of balsamic vinegar, garlic, Dijon Mustard and take the flavor to the next level of delicious!
- 8 cups romaine lettuce washed and torn
- 1 large tomato, diced
- 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
- ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, diced
- ½ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper
- Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar. Shake well and set aside.
- Place all ingredients in a large salad bowl, shake dressing again if separated and toss with salad.
- Drizzle with additional balsamic if desired.
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