Salads are a staple in any vegan and vegetarian diet. In this version of a fresh tomato mozzarella salad, mozzarella pearls are served with tomatoes, fresh basil, and tossed with balsamic vinegar. A perfect salad alternative, especially in summer when you can get tomatoes and basil from the garden.
For this salad, you’ll need a package of cherry tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, 1/2 a purple onion, handful of fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. (Also, check out the cool knife ‘block’ my mom made from some old books!)
First, cut your cherry tomatoes in half.
Then dice half your onion.
Mix together the tomato, onion, mozzarella pearls, and basil in a large serving bowl.
Combine oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper in a jar with a tight-fitting lid (such as a mason jar); shake well. Drizzle over tomato and mozzarella mixture.
And that’s it! Tomato and basil are a classic combination and, when paired with fresh mozzarella, you have something so simple and delicious, you could make a meal out of this salad all by itself. It’s also great served with a slice of buttered Italian bread and a nice wine.
What’s your go-to salad recipe? Let us know in the comments!