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
580
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
29g
41%
Sugar
16g
18%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
73g
56%
Protein
16g
35%
Vitamin A, RAE
222µg
32%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
15mg
20%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
348µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
228mg
23%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Folate, total
59µg
15%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
56mg
18%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
63mg
9%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
111mg
7%
Water
84g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.