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Spring Tomato, Basil, Bocconcini Salad

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Spring Tomato, Basil, Bocconcini Salad is an easy and colorful salad made with cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and little creamy mozzarella balls, known as bocconcini.  A refreshing salad and one that represents the essence of spring and summer, but can actually be served anytime of the year. Best of all, it can be made and ready in 10 minutes!

Simple and delicious, this tomato, basil, bocconcini salad is a healthy and nutritious salad that is not only light and satisfying, but everyone will enjoy this salad any time of the day.

When you combine these wonderful little mozzarella balls with cherry tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil,  fresh basil and a touch of garlic, you’re creating a wonderful blended balance of richness, color and flavor.

No need to add any vinegar to this salad; but if you wish, a splash of balsamic vinegar can be added for more deliciousness!

Keep in mind, the balsamic vinegar will turn these little white cheese balls into a brown-ish color, so add in the balsamic only seconds before you serve.


I wanted to make a salad that my family can have anytime hunger strikes!  So, when they open the refrigerator door, they can’t say “there’s nothing to eat.”  Instead, they will go right to this bowl that contains this colorful salad which is fresh and ready for them to eat at any time.


The best part?  When entertaining, I can prepare it ahead of time and chill it hours before family and friends arrive!


Bocconcini mozzarella can be found at Costco, or in any gourmet supermarket.  They are delicious creamy little bite-size mozzarella balls sold in plastic containers filled with water.

They are very affordable, very handy to keep in your fridge, and available to toss in other salads.

Enjoy and make this delicious Spring Tomato, Basil Bocconcini salad this week!  You will love it!


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Spring Tomato, Basil, Bocconcini Salad
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Serves: 4 to 6
Spring Tomato, Basil, Bocconcini Salad ~ is an easy and colorful salad made with cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and little creamy mozzarella balls, known as bocconcini. All these fresh ingredients will give you a spring and summer salad that is made and ready in 10 minutes!
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 3 cups fresh mini mozzarella balls
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh chopped basil
  • 1 garlic clove -minced
  • 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Slice each tomato in half and toss in a bowl with fresh mozzarella balls, chopped basil, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve.
  3. You can chill this salad in the fridge a few hours before serving, if you prefer. This salad is best served chilled.
  4. Serves 4 to 6

Thanks for stopping by!

  xo Anna and Liz

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  • Reply
    May 2, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Bocconcini is one of my favorites! Such a tasty salad.

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    May 2, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Yum! Served with some fresh bread I could have a fantastic dinner. This is a beautiful salad and I can't wait for our tomatoes!

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      Tricia Buice
      April 15, 2015 at 1:12 am

      Another amazing recipe I need to try with some pasta – wouldn't that be great too! Hope you are both doing great.

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    Barbara Bakes
    May 3, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I'd love having this in the fridge ready to eat anytime I wanted it. I'll have to pick up some cheese and tomatoes.

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    September 25, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks for the recipe. In my humble opinion, I found the garlic overpowered the delicate flavors of the bocconcini and the tomatoes. Alternate – ditch the garlic and drizzle small amount of balsamic. Good quality balsamic and olive oil are a combination that is very hard to beat and works well for dipping breads after you have eaten the salad. Presentation is also kicked up a notch with the pretty lines of dark balsamic.

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      September 25, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you! And yes we also have made this salad with the balsamic added. We actually adore both versions! Thanks again we love hearing from our readers!

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    Roz Corieri Paige
    April 15, 2015 at 1:14 am

    So exciting to get ready for fresh tomatoes and basil available in our local markets as well as (soon, I hope) in our gardens! I love the idea of using creamy bocconcini! Oh Yum ! Happy spring to you both!

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      April 16, 2015 at 6:33 pm

      Thank you Roz! Yes we're looking forward to getting fresh produce at our farm stands down here. Have a great week!

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    April 15, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    We can't wait either Roz! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Abbe@This is How I Cook
    April 15, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Love this salad! And the colors! And those little balls of cheese!

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      April 16, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      Those little balls are so creamy- we love adding them in all salads. Enjoy!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    April 16, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    It won't be too much longer before I'll be able to pick cherry tomatoes off of my plants outside and make this wonderful salad with freshly picked tomatoes. I love the bocconcini too!

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      April 22, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      Oh boy I met you will! Fresh from your garden are always better !

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    April 22, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    This is one of my favorite salad. So gorgeous. 🙂

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      April 22, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      Thank you Amy- it's definitely at the top of our list! Cheers!

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