Mozzarella Salad
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Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Salad

Fresh diced tomatoes, mozzarella, and seasoned croutons make a nice summer meal in this recipe for Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Salad.
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Keyword caprese salad, mozzarella salad
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Lisa B.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups day old bread cubed
  • ½ cup plus two tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt divided
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes
  • 1 pound ciliegine small fresh mozzarella balls
  • 1 ½ cups basil leaves torn

Instructions

To Make the Croutons:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread bread cubes out on a baking sheet. Drizzle with two tablespoons of olive oil. 
  • Sprinkle with one teaspoon of salt and the Italian seasoning. Toss to coat. Bake for 5-10 minutes until croutons are slightly golden and crispy. Allow the croutons to cool.

Assemble the Salad:

  • Meanwhile, combine the remaining olive oil, salt, vinegar, and black pepper. 
  • In a separate bowl, combine tomatoes, ciliegine, and basil. 
  • Pour dressing over salad. Toss to combine. 
  • Sprinkle with toasted croutons.