Tomato, Mozzarella and Salami Salad
My cherry and grape tomatoes are coming on full force! There’s nothing better than eating a great tomato straight from the vine. Tomatoes are plentiful and very flavorful with all of the rain and humidity here in Ohio. I’m hoping the crop holds out for the larger tomatoes!
One of our very good friends, Gina, makes this fantastic salad. I love that the tomatoes are the star of the salad in flavor. The dressing complements the the fresh produce, not diminish it like other tomato salads.
This salad can be adapted in a ton of ways, I don’t think it’s something you can really mess up!
First, you’ll want to make the oil dressing so that the oil can absorb the herbs’ flavors. I used olive oil (salads & dressings variety), basil, cilantro, fresh-pressed garlic, sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. I’ve seen some salads use a splash of balsamic vinegar in the mix too. Play around with what your palette likes!
While the dressing is absorbing the fresh flavors, start slicing, dicing and cubing your ingredients.
She uses mozzarella cheese pearls already in an herbed oil from Costco. I do not have a Costco near me, so I created a similar oil with fresh clipped herbs from my patio. I found the mozzarella pearls at Walmart in the cheese section near the deli. She also makes hers with chunked salami, which I like better. I’ve heard of people adding a splash of balsamic vinegar to the dressing too, but I opted not to.
I hope you enjoy this take on a Tomato, Mozzarella and Salami Salad. You’ll find the recipe below.
- ½ cup olive oil (salad and dressing variety)
- sprig fresh cilantro
- sprig fresh basil
- 2 cloves of fresh pressed garlic
- ½ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
- dash of salt (may add more to taste later)
- 1 can of black olives sliced
- ½ pound of salami diced or sliced
- 1 pint of cherry/grape tomatoes
- ½ cup of red onion
- 1 package of fresh mozzarella pearls
- Mix together olive oil, cilantro, basil, garlic, pepper and salt and let sit.
- Prepare tomatoes, olives, salami and onion
- Mix vegetables and salami together with mozzarella
- Drizzle with olive oil dressing
Other Garden Dishes:
Old Fashioned Green Beans
Mandarin Orange Spinach Salad
Cheesy Broccoli Bake
German Cucumber Salad
Tomato Salad with Mozzarella & Salami
Slow Cooker Green Beans Potatoes and Sausage
Yellow Squash Cheddar Biscuits