Sunday, July 4

Salad on Sunday: Heirloom Tomatoes and Mozzarella Salad

Normally I make potato salad on the fourth of July. However, this year I was inspired by this photo taken by my friend Miguel. This is one of the simplest salads and so delicious. Everything about it says summer. If you want to know what potato salad I usually make click here. Happy 4th of July!

2 tablespoons white Balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 lb mixed heirloom tomatoes, quartered
1 lb yellow cherry tomatoes
1 lb lightly salted mozzarella, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 1/2 cups loosely packed small basil leaves

Whisk together vinegar, mustard, salt, sugar, and pepper in a large bowl. Add oil in a slow stream, whisking constantly until dressing is emulsified. Add tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil and toss well. Season with salt and pepper.

Photo Miguel Flores-Vianna


pve design said...

we served fresh mozzarella and sliced heirloom tomatoes on friday, with basil from the garden and just a drizzle of evo (extra virgin olive) oil!
some italians would cringe if you put anything else.
the purists.

ALL THE BEST said...

Sounds perfect! Happy 4th!

Jan Reynolds said...

Thank you for recipe. I will enjoy making and eating it. Here in Atlanta, GA it is and hot salads are perfect meals.

Jan Reynolds

The-Countrypolitan said...

Ronda, both recipes look great... especially with a touch of dijon for a little more zip... I guess all Texans are big on flavor! ~Terri

Teresa Meyer said...

I made this today for a 4th of July BBQ and it was FABULOUS! Thanks so much for sharing. It's a nice little spin on the basic caprese salad. Everyone loved it.


Mary Jane said...

Sounds delish! after last summers tomato blight all the early tomatos this summer are devine!

mary said...

This sounds so good. I make a similar salad and sometimes stuff small marinated mozzarella balls and a basil leaf into little tomatoes as an appetizer--so good and so healthy. Be well.

Coffee with Cathy said...

So good -- fresh tomatoes is one of the best things about summer. Thanks for sharing this classic recipe.

Claudia Juestel said...

Simply delicious! So glad tomatoes are back in season.

If they are really flavorful I some times just slice them and fan them on a plate, sprinkle them with truffle salt and roughly chopped basil, and drizzle them with extra virgin olive oil and dark Balsamic vinegar.



Catherine said...

Lovely. One of my favourite salads I'll definitely try our recipe