Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Salad Recipe
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Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Salad Recipe

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A splash of lemon and hint of refreshing mint brighten up the medley of red tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and ripe avocados in this colorful, sensational salad. —Lynn Scully, Rancho Santa Fe, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 6 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cartons (8 ounces each) fresh mozzarella cheese pearls, drained
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and chopped

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 305 calories, 26g fat (10g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 309mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 11g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, cheese, basil, parsley and mint; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper. Pour over tomato mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  3. Just before serving, stir in avocados. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Salad in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009, p35

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Reviewed Sep. 20, 2015

"great flavor! I had shredded cheese. would not recommend. Robbed this dish of eye appeal and gave it a grainy texture."

Reviewed Jul. 23, 2015


Reviewed Jul. 15, 2015

"Great slad"

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2012

"This is a delicious salad and I loved it. My kids were home this weekend and they loved the added avocado!"

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"Very refreshing! I used cherry tomatoes instead of plum and right before I served it I sprinkled pine nuts on top...."

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