Last modified on August 16th, 2018 at 6:28 AM

Cherry Tomato Salad Recipe

This easy cherry tomato salad recipe is the perfect way to use fresh cherry tomatoes from the garden! Ready in minutes, it’s a great snack or side dish.

Close-up of cherry tomato salad recipe on a white plate.
I am loving all of the fresh produce coming from my garden. The cherry tomatoes are always the first that are ready and they are so sweet and tasty this year!
This cherry tomato salad recipe couldn’t be easier, the video is barely sped up and edited so this should take you literally 5 minutes max to throw together.
Pouring balsamic vinegar into a mason jar for the cherry tomato salad recipe.
I make the balsamic dressing first so that the flavors have a chance to meld together a little bit. As with any salad dressing, make sure you season it with salt and pepper! Don’t be shy, I often find this is why someone doesn’t love a salad dressing recipe they try.
Adding salt to the balsamic dressing for the cherry tomato salad recipe.
Really, you could use any tomatoes in this salad and just chop them. I love how easy the cherry tomatoes make this salad, so they are always my go-to. But some heirloom or even sliced San Marzano would be fantastic.
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I grew sun-gold and chocolate cherry tomatoes this year, so that is what I used. You can definitely use whatever you grew or can find at the store, just make sure everything is about the same size – cut the tomatoes in half if necessary.
Adding cherry tomatoes for the cherry tomato salad recipe.
Now, normally I say if you don’t have fresh herbs just use dried. BUT. I really, really, really recommend that you find or grow some fresh basil for this cherry tomato salad recipe. It sends the flavor over the top and makes it so fresh and delicious.
Slicing basil for the cherry tomato salad recipe.
Next up, cheese! The mozzarella cheese is really what pulls this whole cherry tomato salad together. Again, if you can’t find the mozzarella pearls, just use some chopped or sliced mozzarella. I love the pearls because they make assembling the cherry tomato salad recipe so dang easy.
Adding mozzarella to the cherry tomato salad recipe.
Then just dress the salad as much as you like! I usually don’t use the whole dressing recipe, it’s totally up to you how much you want to use on the cherry tomato salad.
Pouring the balsamic dressing over the cherry tomato salad recipe.
Easy as that! This salad is actually one of my kid’s favorites. They love the cherry tomatoes and of course, the cheese makes any dish enticing. And it’s all bite-sized! It’s fancy enough for company but easy enough for any day of the week – my kind of recipe.

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Cherry Tomato Salad Recipe

This easy cherry tomato salad recipe is the perfect way to use fresh cherry tomatoes from the garden! Ready in minutes, it's a great snack or side dish. 

Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cherry tomato salad, cherry tomato salad recipe, tomato salad recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 311 kcal
Author Alli

Ingredients

For the Balsamic Dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced, about 1 clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

For the Cherry Tomato Salad

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes different colors are best
  • 8 ounces mozzarella pearls are best, chopped is fine
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil cut into strips (chiffonade)

Instructions

  1. Combine balsamic salad dressing ingredients in a bowl or mason jar. Mix well. 

  2. Slice cherry tomatoes in half if they are too big to eat in one bite. 

  3. Combine tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. 

  4. Dress with balsamic dressing gradually, until it's as coated as you prefer. 

  5. If possible, let sit 5-10 minutes for the flavors to meld. 

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Tomato Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 451mg 19%
Potassium 384mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 21.6%
Vitamin C 44%
Calcium 21.3%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    Alli
    October 16, 2018 at 6:31 PM

    So easy and fresh!

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