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 from our archives 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 nutitious 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.” They will instead go right to this bowl that contains this colorful salad which is fresh and ready for them to eat all day long.
And I mean, they can eat it morning, noon and night, if they wish!
The best part? When entertaining, I can prepare it ahead of time and chill it hours before family and friends arrive!
Bocconcini 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. Bocconcini are affordable and handy to keep in your fridge, so they are available to toss in to other salads.
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Spring Tomato, Basil, Bocconcini Salad
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
- Slice each tomato in half and toss in a bowl with fresh mozzarella balls, chopped basil, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
- Garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve.
- You can chill this salad in the fridge a few hours before serving, if you prefer. This salad is best served chilled.
- Serves 4 to 6