Tomato Mozzarella Salad

By Rena |

We love how delicious and full of flavor this Tomato Mozzarella Salad is. Full of flavor, easy to make, and perfect to add to your dinner table as a side dish or serve as an appetizer for a small party or potluck.

top view tomato salad bowl with mozzarella cheese balls

The perfect way to give your Tomato salad an upgrade is to add some mozzarella balls to it. It gives a nice protein boost with the perfect combination of crunch and soft cheese. Sweet cherry tomatoes are mixed in with mozzarella cheese and tossed in with a zesty dressing made with herbs, vinegar, and oil. This tomato salad side dish recipe is perfect for any occasion and we promise the kids will love it too. So colorful and nutritious it will be a huge hit on your potluck or party.

Why you will love this salad

  • Easy and simple: all you need is 15 minutes to make this simple and easy tomato salad recipe.
  • Loaded with goodness: This tomato salad is loaded with nutrients and packed with protein.
  • Delicious: We love how flavorful this mozzarella tomato salad is. Full of flavor with the perfect amount of crunch with easy bite.
close up tomato salad with cheese balls

Ingredients you will need

Here is a list of ingredients you will need for this delicious Tomato Mozzarella Salad. Full measurements are listed further down below in the recipe card.

grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
mini mozzarella balls
olive oil
red wine vinegar
garlic cloves
honey
fresh parsley
dried oregano
salt and pepper

ingredients to make tomato salad

How to make this simple tomato mozzarella Salad

First, to a small jar, add all the dressing ingredients and shake vigorously to emulsify. 

Next, in a medium bowl, add the halved tomatoes and mozzarella balls. 

Then, drizzle with the prepared dressing and toss to combine. 

Finally, refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

chopped tomatoes on a cutting board
chopped tomatoes, cheese balls, and herbs in a bowl

Recipe notes and tips

  • Use any tomatoes. We highly recommend using cherry or grape tomatoes. They are sweet, crunchy, and perfect for this salad.
  • Oil: we used olive oil but other oils like grapeseed oil or avocado oil will work
  • Vinegar: we used red wine, but you may use white or balsamic.
  • Use fresh garlic and not garlic powder
  • Fresh parsley is preferred but if in a pinch use dried parsley
  • Try to use fresh tomatoes. They tend to be crunchy and not mushy and soft
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • You may make this tomato salad ahead and store the dressing separately.
tomato salad in a clear bowl

Frequently asked questions

What do you do with lots of fresh tomatoes?

The first thing that comes to mind is to make a nice homemade tomato sauce for pasta. We have a nice Homemade Marinara sauce recipe to check out. Also, you can make this Tomato soup! Another option is to make tomato salad! Try this mozzarella tomato salad recipe. It’s amazing.

Can you freeze tomatoes?

Technically yes, you can freeze tomatoes to use later in sauces and soups. You should not use frozen tomatoes in salads because once they are thawed they will be mushy and not crunchy. Not ideal for salads.

What is the best way to preserve fresh tomatoes?

The best and easiest way to preserve fresh tomatoes is to freeze them in ziplock bags. Once frozen, they are not ideal to use in salads but perfect to add them to soups and make sauces with them.

How to store Tomato Salad?

Place your leftover tomato salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You may store the dressing separately if you aren’t ready to serve.

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Tomato Mozzarella Salad

Easy tomato salad with mozzarella pearls tossed in with a delcious citrus herb dressing.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie, Low Fat
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes halved
  • 8 oz mini mozzarella balls

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • To a small jar, add all the dressing ingredients and shake vigorously to emulsify.
  • In a medium bowl, add the halved tomatoes and mozzarella balls.
  • Drizzle with the prepared dressing and toss to combine.
  • Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

Notes

  • Use any tomatoes. We highly recommend using cherry or grape tomatoes. They are sweet, crunchy, and perfect for this salad.
  • Oil: we used olive oil but other oils like grapeseed oil or avocado oil will work
  • vinegar: we used red wine, but you may use white or balsamic.
  • use fresh garlic and not garlic powder
  • fresh parsley is preferred but if in a pinch use dried parsley

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 768IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 1mg
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