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Cherry Tomato Salad

Cherry Tomato Salad

I am very proud of this cherry tomato salad because I grew the tomatoes, basil, and parsley in my garden! Since we’ve been staying home so much due to the Covid-19 situation we decided to try growing our first veggie garden with tomatoes, peppers, and herbs. Our cherry tomatoes are doing incredibly well and have been producing a ton of sweet and delicious tomatoes. I decided to make a simple cherry tomato salad using both the cherry tomatoes and the sun gold tomatoes along with mozzarella balls, red onion, fresh parsley, basil, and chives then tossed them together with a simple vinaigrette. I paired this beautiful and delicious salad with some tasty steaks and some creamy mashed potatoes.

Cherry Tomato Salad

How to Make a Cherry Tomato Salad

Make the vinaigrette by combining the olive oil, seasoned rice vinegar, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, sea salt & freshly cracked pepper, to taste, and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes together in a small jar; seal with a lid and shake until well combined. Set aside until needed. Side Note: We like a tangy vinaigrette, if you don’t, add more olive oil, to taste.

Make the salad by combining the tomatoes, mozzarella cheese balls, red onion, basil, fresh basil, fresh parsley, and fresh chives in a bowl. Shake the vinaigrette well then drizzle some on the salad, to taste. Toss to coat evenly then season with freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Set aside for 10-15 minutes then toss to coat, serve, and enjoy.

Cherry Tomato Salad

Cherry Tomato Salad

Cherry Tomato Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Pam

Ingredients

Vinaigrette:

  • tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 small clove of garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, to taste

Cherry Tomato Salad:

  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes & sun gold tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup mozzarella balls, halved
  • 2 tbsp red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1-2 tsp fresh chives, chopped, to taste
  • Freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Make the vinaigrette by combining the olive oil, seasoned rice vinegar, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, sea salt & freshly cracked pepper, to taste, and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes together in a small jar; seal with a lid and shake until well combined.
    Set aside until needed. Side Note: We like a tangy vinaigrette, if you don't, add more olive oil, to taste.
  • Make the salad by combining the tomatoes, mozzarella cheese balls, red onion, fresh basil, fresh parsley, and fresh chives in a bowl. Shake the vinaigrette well then drizzle some on the salad, to taste.
  • Toss to coat evenly then season with freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Set aside for 10-15 minutes then toss to coat, serve, and enjoy.
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  1. The salad looks delicious and congrats on your first garden experience. It can be very rewarding experience to know you helped the plants to their thing. My go-to lunch has been our yellow cherry tomatoes cut in half and mixed with cottage cheese but I believe I need to try your salad.