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.
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.
Here are some other delicious salads utilizing delicious summer produce!
- Corn Salsa
- Apricot Spinach Salad
- Green Bean Raspberry Salad
- Strawberry Fennel Salad
- Roasted Tomato Salad
- Peach & Tomato Salad
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.
Perfect for the last of the season’s barbecue’s and outdoor picnic’s!
Heirloom Tomato Mozzarella Salad
- 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
- 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.
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.
we are still in the tail end of the season – so I am making good use of them until the season ends in a few weeks
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.
yes the creamy dressing makes this salad quite filling so you can enjoy it as a meal on its own, which is what I did or even add some grilled chicken if you prefer.
Heirloom Tomatoes are just so tasty, aren’t there? I love them in my salads as do my kids, what a great recipe!
then I am sure you will all love this salad
I think that dressing sounds absolutely delightful. Perfect with the tomatoes and the pine nuts. Love pine nuts in salads!
yes the dressing and the nuts add some smoky flavors to the salad
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.
I agree – they are so sweet compared to market tomatoes
Heirloom tomatoes and mozzarella make the best food combo! I’m eating as much summer food as possible, so I can’t wait to give this a try.
yes = eating seasonally is the best way to get the most delicious produce
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!
this is definitely an Italian inspired salad and I am sure you will love the dressing as well
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.
I am so jealous – wish I had my own tomatoes to pick 🙁
Adriana Lopez Martin
I grow heirloom tomatoes in my garden and truly love the taste. This salad looks very nice and elegant and of course, all the ingredients are perfectly paired with tomato.
I am sure you will love the salad with all the different flavors going on in here!
This sounds super delicious! And that creamy dressing – wow! Late summer perfection
thanks – yes it’s so delicious with seasonal tomatoes