Tomato and mozzarella salad

A tomato salad is always a good choice and is best made with ripe and juicy tomatoes. They don't need much extra, this tomato and mozzarella is so simple.

20 minutes 4 people Side dishes
Tomato and mozzarella salad


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  • 1 kilo tomatoes
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 ball of mozzarella
  • a handful of fresh basil
  • few sprigs of fresh parsley
  • about 40 ml balsamic vinegar or syrup
  • splash of olive oil (good quality)
  • coarse sea salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
Tomato and mozzarella salad ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • chopping board & chef's knife
  • large bowl


20 minutes 4 people Side dishes

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You can use different types of tomatoes for this tomato salad. For example, combine cherry tomatoes with beefsteak tomatoes.

Preparation – 10 minutes

Ideally, let the mozzarella come up to room temperature. Wash the tomatoes and remove the stalks. Cut the large tomatoes into slices and the smaller tomatoes in half.

Peel the shallot and finely chop it.

Tomato and mozzarella salad
Tomato and mozzarella salad

Finishing the tomato salad with mozzarella – 10 minutes

Mix the tomatoes with the chopped shallot and a generous glug of balsamic vinegar or syrup.

Finely chop the parsley and stir it into the tomatoes. Finely chop half of the fresh basil and stir it in as well. Season with coarse sea salt and pepper.

Layer the tomatoes in a large bowl and sprinkle with (good) olive oil and possibly some more (coarse) salt and pepper.

Finish the salad with the rest of the basil and the mozzarella, torn into pieces. Enjoy your dinner!

Tomato and mozzarella salad: frequently asked questions

What is balsamic syrup?

Balsamic syrup is reduced and thickened balsamic vinegar.

Can you use other types of cheese in a tomato salad?

You can also use burrata, or feta for a stronger taste.

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