Tomato-Cucumber Mozzarella Salad Recipe
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Tomato-Cucumber Mozzarella Salad Recipe

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I used fresh mozzarella for the first time last year and loved it. I wanted to incorporate it into as many dishes as possible and came up with this salad. It has quickly become a mainstay at my house. —Jennifer Klann, Corbett, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 English cucumber, quartered and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced onions
  • 12 pitted Greek olives, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 160 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 265 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper, onions, olives, parsley and basil.
  2. For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegars, sugar, salt, oregano and pepper. Pour over salad; toss to coat.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. Just before serving, stir in cheese. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Tomato-Cucumber Mozzarella Salad in Taste of Home August/September 2008, p41

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 160 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 265 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013

"This was wonderful, I used fresh produce from the garden and we cleaned the bowel out at supper. Big hit! Will definitely make it again!"

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Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013

"Omitted the olives and used red instead of green pepper (added sweetness). A delicious salad caprese in a bowl with the added crunch of cucumber!"

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Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013

"Fresh and delicious...a perfect salad for a hot summer day!"

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Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013

"Being raised on a farm, my mother would often make this wonderful salad on a hot summer's day. I am anxious to try it with mozzarella cheese. Can't get any better than that!"

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Reviewed Aug. 4, 2012

"Every time I make this the crowd loves it. I use all fresh veggies out of my garden when I can."

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