Very tasty salad with mozzarella and cherry tomatoes

Very tasty salad with mozzarella and cherry tomatoes

This salad epitomizes simplicity by combining fresh ingredients. It is an ideal choice for a fast and effortless meal, filled with lively colors and flavors.

Indulge in the delightful interplay between the sweet cherry tomatoes and creamy mozzarella, enhanced by the fragrant basil and zesty balsamic dressing.

Ingredients For the Salad

2 cups fresh cherry tomatoes, halved
1 1/2 cups fresh mozzarella balls (small, bite-sized)
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn or chopped
1/4 cup fresh arugula leaves
1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
2-3 tablespoons black olives, pitted and sliced (optional)
Salt and black pepper to taste

For the Dressing

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
Salt and black pepper to taste

To make the dressing, combine the extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, and minced garlic (if desired) in a small bowl. Whisk the ingredients together until well blended. Add salt and black pepper to taste, and let the dressing sit for a while to allow the flavors to blend together.

Assemble the Salad

In a serving bowl or on a platter, arrange the halved cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella balls.

Add the torn or chopped fresh basil leaves and arugula on top.

Scatter the thinly sliced red onion over the salad ingredients.

If you’re using black olives, distribute them across the salad.

Dress the Salad

Drizzle the prepared dressing over the salad. Ensure even distribution.

Gently toss the salad to coat the ingredients with the dressing.