Cherry Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Salad

Cherry Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Salad
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Cherry Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Salad

Tyler Sullivan

Cherry Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Salad

One of my refrigerator staples is this tomato, mozzarella, and basil salad, with herb salt, olive oil, pepper, and red onion. The mix is cool and refreshing and is a perfect meal, side, sandwich filling, salad-topper, or addition to just about any meal. The key is not to overpower the tomatoes with the mozzarella, letting the sweet and tangy cherry tomato taste shine through, with the salt and onion giving it a good kick.

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2
Servings
283
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8  Ounces  cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 6  Ounces  fresh cherry-size mozzarella balls, quartered
  • 1  Teaspoon  chopped red onion
  • 1  Tablespoon  chopped basil
  • 2  Teaspoons  olive oil
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  herb sea salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  pepper

Directions

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, mix, and put in the refrigerator to chill. Or, serve and enjoy right away!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
79mg
26%
Carbohydrate, by difference
16g
12%
Protein
28g
61%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
51mg
68%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
59mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
14µg
4%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
33mg
10%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
311mg
44%
Selenium, Se
43µg
78%
Sodium, Na
232mg
15%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
58g
2%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Cherry Tomato Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Cherry Tomato Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.