Tomato Mozzarella Salad

A new take on the classic tomato salat

Klassisk tomatsalat

Healthy Tomato Salat with buffalo mozzarella, red onion, salt and balsamic vinaigrette

Yet another lovely trip to the summerhouse is over. It has been such an amazing week with my brother, dad, uncle, aunt and two cousins – and a whole lot of people dropping in and out. The black wooden beach house with white windows and doors, which I am lucky enough to call my summerhouse, has been buzzing with life, happy people and sunshine.

Now we are on our way home – and tomorrow we will head for Sicily. I can barely wait.

Endnu en gang drøner jeg hjem over Fyn og Sjælland efter en skøn tur i sommerhus. Det har været en skøn uge med min bror, far, onkel, moster, fætter og kusine – og en masse søde mennesker, der dumpede ind og ud af huset. Det sorte træhus med de hvide vinduer, jeg er lykkelig over at kunne kalde mit sommerhus, har hele ugen været ved at sprænges af liv og glade mennesker og solskin.

Nu vender vi så snuden hjemad – og i morgen går turen til Sicilien. Jeg kan slet ikke vente.

Josefine Tvermoes Meineche Healthy Tomato Salat with buffalo mozzarella, red onion, salt and balsamic vinaigrette Josefine Tvermoes Meineche

We have had so much delicious food in the summerhouse. My uncle is a master baker, my dad took care of the grilling and I… Well evidently I became the salad chef. No complains there. I love love love making summer salads all day every day.

I made a bunch of different salads – this tomato salad being my favourite of them. It’s perfect served as a side for grilled goods – veggies and meat  alike. And it is a great way of enjoying the sweet summer tomatoes now they are in season.

Vi har spist så godt i sommerhuset. Min onkel er en mester-bager, min far har styret grillen og jeg… Ja jeg blev som sædvanlig udnævnt til salatkok. Jatak. Der er intet bedre end a få lov at nørde salater i lange baner.

Jeg har lavet utroligt mange forskellige salater, men den her tomatsalat snyder sig nok lige ind på førstepladsen over mine personlige favoritter. Den er perfekt til grillede lækkerier – både grønt, kød og fisk. Og så er den en skøn måde at få nydt de sommersøde tomater på.

Healthy Tomato Salat with buffalo mozzarella, red onion, salt and balsamic vinaigrette Josefine Tvermoes Meineche DSC_0022

NOTES

– Half a tablespoon sounds like a lot of salt, but it is wonderful in this salad. Salt goes very well with tomatoes. It makes them shed some liquid and intensify the taste of them.

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NOTER

– En halv spiseske lyder som en hel del salt. Men i den her salat er det slet ikke for meget. Salt og tomat går nemlig utroligt godt sammen. Salten dræner tomaterne en smule for væde og fremhæver den milde tomatsmag på bedste vis.

Tomato Mozzarella Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Fresh tomato salad with buffalo mozzarella, red onion and balsamic vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes in different colors (I used yellow and red but purple would be a gorgeous addition)
  • ½ tbsp. coarse sea salt
  • 1 handful fresh basil (leaves and stems)
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 ball of buffalo mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tbsp. olive oil
  • Pepper
  • Fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

  1. Half the tomatoes and mix them with the salt. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile chop the basil and slice the onion very thinly. Mix into the tomatoes. Let sit for another 5 minutes.
  3. Rip the buffalo mozzarella into mouth sized pieces. Stir them into the salad.
  4. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Sprinkle on pepper and garnish with more fresh basil leaves.
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11 thoughts on “Tomato Mozzarella Salad

  1. I absolutely love salads like this! You’re so right about the salt + tomatoes too, I love to put lots of salt on! Beautiful photography <3
    How awesome that you have a summerhouse. It sounds kind of dreamy! Enjoy Sicily you lady of leisure!!! :P

  2. Your salad looks perfect. We are just home from vaca too, to the thumb of MI (USA) and then to Mackinac Island (upper MI,USA) very hard to eat healthy and im so glad to be back home in control of salads for the next 2 weeks to get and feel healthy again! Thanks for your blog.

    1. Aw thank you Cindy! So sweet of you :)
      Yeah, I love traveling (those destinations you just mentioned sound amazing), but the downside is definitely healthy eating :/ I should make a post about that btw. I am currently in Italy myself and it’s a little hard. But you’ll catch up as soon as you get home, right? :) Glad this salad could help

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