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Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Salad Recipe

Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Salad Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Salad

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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...."

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"I did not use the fresh mozzarella cheese pearls; I used 8 ounces of block cheese. I added more tomatoes and used one avocado; no mint. I liked it. My family wasn't crazy about this, but I sort of expected that...not really their style. However, I liked it and am looking forward to taking it to lunch tomorrow."

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"I haven't tried this, but it sounds very good so gave it good ratings. I wanted to chip in my 2cents here and add that I make something very similar, but instead of making my own marinade, I cheat and use Kraft Italian Pesto dressing & marinade and we love it! There may be other Italian Pesto dressings out there, but this is the one I like and I can find it here and there. I've had to search at times, but it's worth it. I've also just used the Italian Vinegarette and it's also very good. It was mentioned that the dressing is a little bland, but I don't think you'll find it so with either of these pre-mades. It's also much faster!"

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2012

"OMW!!!!!! What a great salad."

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2012

"As one reviewer notes the dressing is a bit bland. I kick mine 'up a notch' a bit of rice wine vinegar (a little goes a long way)."

Reviewed May. 13, 2012

"Seriously good! I added a little more salt but it is a great salad!"

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"I found the dressing to be bland, although the salad does have potential."

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"I was pleasantly surprised how well my family liked this salad! It was a hit!"

Reviewed May. 2, 2010

"I love this fresh recipe especially with fresh tomatos. Its great for a warm day cookout. I left out the mint because it didnt sound appealing and it was just as tasty."

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2009

"This was very good but quite expensive to make - I paid $7.99 for the cheese alone!!! I left out the mint because we don't like the taste of it..."

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