Spring Tomato Basil Bocconcini Salad
Tired of cooking? Then make this Spring Tomato Basil Bocconcini Salad as a simple and beautiful Caprese salad! No-fuss and no cooking, it’s loaded with cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and little creamy mozzarella balls, known as bocconcini. Best of all, it’s ready in 10 minutes!
For this recipe, you will need:
bocconcini mozzarella balls
extra virgin olive oil
When you combine soft little mozzarella balls with fresh cherry tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, and a touch of garlic, you’re creating a wonderful balance of richness, color, and flavor.
No need to add any vinegar to this salad; but if you wish, a splash of balsamic vinegar couldn’t hurt and can be added for more deliciousness!
**Keep in mind, the balsamic vinegar will turn these little white cheese balls into a brownish color, so you will want to add in the balsamic only seconds before you serve.
Colorful and delicious, this tomato basil bocconcini salad is very light, healthy, and nutritious! Everyone can enjoy it any time of the day.
This is a super easy salad to prepare and can be made ahead. Just chill it for a few hours before serving. It not only tastes delicious, but it’s also visually satisfying. After all, it’s the colors of the Italian flag!
Perfect to serve for lunch, brunch, or a simple dinner.
I love this salad for so many reasons. It’s a quick method for making a traditional Caprese salad, plus it will make a beautiful splash of color on your table.
You can serve it alone or serve it with your favorite pasta, like our Easy Pasta Salad with Bocconcini Tomatoes and Basil.
Bocconcini mozzarella can be found in most gourmet supermarkets and at Costco.
They are delicious creamy little bite-size mozzarella balls and are sold in plastic containers filled with water. Just use a spoon to take out as many as you need and seal it again.
Bocconcini are terrific to keep them in your fridge and have them available to toss into other salads.
Refrigerated fresh mozzarella will last up to four to six weeks from the date of manufacturer, assuming that it’s salted. You should also check the use-by-date on the package. Once opened, it should be refrigerated and used within three to five days.
We LOVE Caprese salads all year long! So make this delicious Spring Tomato Basil Bocconcini Salad this week!
You going to love it too! 🙂
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Yield: 4 to 6
Spring Tomato Basil Bocconcini Salad
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!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 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
This is one of my favorite salad. So gorgeous. 🙂
Thank you Amy- it's definitely at the top of our list! Cheers!
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!
Oh boy I met you will! Fresh from your garden are always better !
Love this salad! And the colors! And those little balls of cheese!
Those little balls are so creamy- we love adding them in all salads. Enjoy!
We can't wait either Roz! Thanks for stopping by!
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!
Thank you Roz! Yes we're looking forward to getting fresh produce at our farm stands down here. Have a great week!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Another amazing recipe I need to try with some pasta – wouldn't that be great too! Hope you are both doing great.
Bocconcini is one of my favorites! Such a tasty salad.