Heirloom Tomato Basil and Fresh Mozzarella Salad

I love heirloom tomatoes and they are the star of this Heirloom Tomato Basil and Fresh Mozzarella Salad a twist on the traditional Caprese Salad.



Heirloom Basil and Fresh Tomato Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
This makes a great, fresh tasting salad that is simple to prepare. This makes a great side dish for a BBQ, picnic or any party.
The rule of thumb ratio for a classic vinegarette is 1 part vinegar to 3 parts olive oil. With a Balsamic vinegarette, you may wish to make adjustments based on the flavor and quality of your vinegar and olive oil, so adjust to taste.
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  • 1 cup fresh small mozzarella balls
  • 1 cup Heirloom cherry tomatoes - cut in half
  • 10 small fresh basil leaves - chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 T aged balsamic vinegar - best quality
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce - leave torn into bite size pieces


  • Drain the mozzarella balls
  • Place mozzarella and tomatoes in a bowl.
  • Add 1/4 cup and 1 1/2 T aged balsamic vinegar to a small container and whisk to thoroughly combine
  • Drizzle the vinegarette over the tomatoes and mozzarella balls, and season with a grind of sea salt and a couple of grinds of pepper.
  • Sprinkle with chopped basil leaves
  • Let sit @ room temperature for 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Place romaine lettuce leaves into a large bowl.
  • Toss with tomato mozzarella mixture.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 54mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 5.7mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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