Heirloom Tomato Mozzarella Salad

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Last Updated on January 11, 2020 by Chef Mireille

Heirloom Tomato Mozzarella Salad with Creamy Mint Balsamic Dressing

Heirloom Tomato Mozzarella Salad with Creamy Mint Balsamic Dressing is a great summer salad taking advantage of summer sweet tomatoes.

Heirloom Tomato Mozzarella Salad

Eating seasonally is the best way to get the best of the season’s fruits and vegetables. Although tomatoes are available all year round, there is nothing like the sweet juicy summer tomatoes. During this season, it’s not easy to forget that tomatoes are a fruit. I keep a container of sweet juicy summer grape tomatoes and it’s my favorite summer snack.

Heirloom tomatoes aren’t alway the prettiest to look at, but the taste makes up for any lack of aesthetics. Get all natural tomatoes that haven’t been sprayed with chemicals from farmer’s markets or organic markets for the best flavor!

The creamy dressing with fresh mint gives this salad the best combination of sweet tomatoes and creamy dressing with both fresh and smoky flavors. With protein from the cheese and nuts, this salad can serve as a meal on its own.

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With the creamy dressing, this Heirloom Tomato Mozarella Salad is irresistible. The balsamic and pine nuts add just the right amount of smoky to compliment the fresh mint.

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Perfect for the last of the season’s barbecue’s and outdoor picnic’s!

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Heirloom Tomato Mozzarella Salad
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Heirloom Tomato Mozzarella Salad

a creamy summer salad utilizing seasonal summer produce.
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salads
Cuisine: Continental
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. heirloom tomatoes halved
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella chopped
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • Creamy Mint Aioli Dressing Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed mint leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Instructions

  • In a dry skillet, toast the pine nuts until golden brown.
  • Quarter or half the tomatoes, depending on the size.
  • To make the dressing, combine mint and garlic in food processor. Process until finely chopped.
  • Add mayonnaise, lemon juice, balsamic, salt and pepper. Process until thoroughly combined.
  • In a large bowl, combine tomatoes and cheese.
  • Add 1/4 cup of the dressing and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • To serve, garnish with the toasted nuts.

Notes

You will have extra dressing that you can use with any salad.
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  1. Kelly Anthony

    I couldn’t agree more. There is nothing better than a fresh homegrown tomato. I’m sad to see our tomato season go here in Texas. This salad looks amazing and the dressing looks so flavorful.

  2. Gloria

    Heirloom tomatoes are so good. I am going to see if I can find some at the market tomorrow. What a great salad to take to lunch. Love the creamy dressing.

  3. Stine Mari

    I think that dressing sounds absolutely delightful. Perfect with the tomatoes and the pine nuts. Love pine nuts in salads!

  4. Alexis

    I love heirloom tomatoes! They always taste better than regular store bought tomatoes I think. This dressing looks delicious, defiantly going to give it a try.

  5. Jacqueline Debono

    Tomatoes and mozzarella are a big thing here in Italy, especially in the summer. Your salad looks and sounds delicious. I love the sound of your dressing and the addition of pine nuts. Would like to try that!

  6. Mirlene

    I usually grow tomatoes during the summer, but this year I took the time to expand my garden and I have been loving every minute of it. It’s great to be able to go in the backyard to get your own tomatoes. Your salald look so delicious. Definitely would love to try this recipe! Tomatoes and mozzarella are always a great combination.

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