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

Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 129 kcal
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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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

  8. Toss with tomato mozzarella mixture.

  9. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Heirloom Basil and Fresh Tomato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 15mg1%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 5.7mg7%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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