Saturday, May 9, 2009

Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Salad (Serves 3)

1 dry pint cherry tomatoes

1/4 lb solid mozzarella cheese
1/4 tsp salt or as per taste
Black pepper for seasoning
Small bunch cilantro ( 2 tbsp )
1 1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Wash and clean the cherry tomatoes. Cut them lengthwise into 2 pieces each and set them aside in a bowl. Cut the mozzarella cheese into more or less similar size pieces as the tomatoes and add them to the bowl. Chop the cilantro finely and add that to the tomato and cheese. Finally add the wine vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Mix everything well together and let it sit for 10 minutes so that all the flavors and juices in the salad combine together.

Enjoy the fantastic medley of sweetness from the cherry tomatoes, the saltiness of the cheese, the flavor of the olive oil, the  sourness and tanginess of the wine and lemon juice and the aroma of fresh cut cilantro.

For those who aren't fans of cilantro, it can be replaced with fresh basil or parsley which of course would complement the salad in their own individual taste to the overall taste of the salad. If you like a more tangy flavor to your salad, then you can reduce the white wine vinegar to 1tbsp, and use 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice instead. Serve this cold.

Health Rating: High


  1. Hey, now this looks like something even I can make! Must try it. Gr8 to see your blog.

  2. WOW what a great site. I will try to put together a post or photo for you to add.

  3. Nakul, thanks. Let me know how it turned out once you have tried it.

    Thank you Andy. I will publish your recipe once I get the specific measurements for the ingredients.