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tomato mozzarella salad with balsamic dressing

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Monica Keleher
Methuen, MA

Super easy, super flavorful! This is a great way to get my boys to eat tomatoes, they love this salad. It is super easy and even better when we pick the tomatoes out of our garden and I always have fresh basil in a pot. So good. I made this balsamic dressing years ago and it really pulls the dish together! So good! Hope you love it as much as we do. Thanks Monica

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a fresh, yummy, classic salad that'll use up summer tomatoes and fresh basil. Using prosciutto makes this a little different and we loved the savory addition. The tangy balsamic dressing is easy to prepare and adds a final punch of flavor to the recipe.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For tomato mozzarella salad with balsamic dressing

  • 1
    vine ripened tomato (sometimes I mix the colors of the tomato if I can find em) you can also use cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1
    ball of fresh mozzarella cheese (if you make it with cherry tomato use the small balls of mozzarella)
  • thinly sliced prosciutto (optional)
  • 4
    fresh basil leaves
  • salt and pepper (a pinch to taste)
  • 4 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar (I have also used white balsamic as well)
  • 1 Tbsp
    Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    dried basil
  • 1 clove
    garlic (small), minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste

How To Make tomato mozzarella salad with balsamic dressing

  • Preparing the balsamic dressing.
    Prepare the balsamic dressing.
  • Slicing the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.
    With a serrated knife slice the tomato and mozzarella. Slice the mozzarella a bit thinner.
  • Seasoned tomato on a plate with basil.
    Place the tomato slice on the plate. Top with a tiny pinch salt and pepper. Place the basil leaf on top.
  • Mozzarella cheese placed on top of the tomato.
    Then add the mozzarella; repeat.
  • Strip of prosciutto added to the plate.
    I like to put the strips of prosciutto on the side of the plate.
  • Drizzling the dressing over the tomatoes and mozzarella.
    Then top just the tomato mozzarella with the dressing.