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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.

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Ceege User ID: 730520 253050
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2016

"I would like to take this salad to a family labor day picnic. I have close to two hours to travel. Will the avocado's hold up (without turning color) for this amount of time or should I hold it out and add it right before serving?"

rbyb User ID: 1319171 251750
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2016

"One reviewer noted the expense of the cheese. It would be easy to use the large ball of mozzarella and just cut into cubes. That might lower the cost for you and retain the pretty look of the salad."

teri396 User ID: 3790128 233188
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."

ksandjs1 User ID: 539854 230066
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2015


maya88 User ID: 8445484 229611
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2015

"Great slad"

tmtg User ID: 5427914 183843
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!"

Blanning User ID: 6263425 167335
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...."

Ab0628 User ID: 3440719 170443
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."

[email protected] User ID: 2061061 100771
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!"

dmcdade User ID: 912998 100137
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2012

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

fredaevans User ID: 6360805 106099
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)."

ttmichels User ID: 6688074 114698
Reviewed May. 13, 2012

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

umyaznemo User ID: 6384207 115735
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

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

cmfisher User ID: 5990602 114695
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

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

adj021 User ID: 2468597 100770
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."

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 165598
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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