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Salad dressing poured onto a tomato basil mozzarella salad.

Tomato Bocconcini Salad

Quick and easy, this tomato bocconcini salad requires no cooking. Made with summer tomatoes, basil, bocconcini cheese, and a simple herb dressing, it can be ready in 10 minutes.
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Prep Time : 10 mins
Cook Time : 0 mins
Total Time : 10 mins
Cuisine: : Western
Course : Appetiser, Salad, Side Dish
Servings : 4
Calories : 227 : kcal
Estimated Cost (AUD) : $10.90 or $2.73 a serve

INGREDIENTS

Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove minced or ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • Fresh ground black pepper

Salad

  • 200 grams (7 ounces) of bocconcini balls, or mozzarella
  • 500 grams (17 ounces) of cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup basil leaves torn or roughly chopped

Drizzle (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic glaze or to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place the dressing ingredients into a bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Cut the tomatoes in half. Tear or cut the mozzarella into pieces roughly the same size as the tomatoes, and add the bowl with the dressing and most of the basil leaves. Toss gently to combine.
  • Transfer to large or individual serving bowls, drizzle with balsamic glaze, and sprinkle over the remaining basil leaves.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

SUBSTITUTIONS
Bocconcini cheese
If you can't get bocconcini cheese for this recipe, you can substitute it with mozzarella. Mozzarella cheese is larger than bocconcini, so cut or tear it into smaller pieces before adding it to the salad.
Cherry tomatoes
If you can't get cherry tomatoes, use an equivalent weight of large ripe tomatoes and cut them into smaller pieces.
Fresh garlic
If you can't get fresh garlic or it does not agree with you, leave it out, or use ¼ teaspoon (or to taste) garlic powder. 
 
VARIATIONS
Use mint - if you like the taste of fresh mint leaves, add a small handful or two to the salad along with the fresh basil leaves.
 
Nutrition Facts
Tomato Bocconcini Salad
Serving Size
 
187 grams
Amount per Serving
Calories
227
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
18
g
28
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Cholesterol
 
18
mg
6
%
Sodium
 
336
mg
15
%
Potassium
 
312
mg
9
%
Carbohydrates
 
9
g
3
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
10
g
20
%
Vitamin A
 
1202
IU
24
%
Vitamin C
 
18
mg
22
%
Calcium
 
200
mg
20
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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