Nothing tastes better during summer picnics than this salad made with fresh Ciliegine mozzarella combined with garden tomatoes and basil.
I know I’ve made a Tomato and Mozzarella salad before, but this one was a little different because I used Ciliegine or “cherry sized” fresh mozzarella, as well as my fresh Jersey garden tomatoes. I only planted one Roma tomato bush this year and it didn’t take well (I have to admit, I’m not much of a gardener); however, my in-laws planted, and were able to grow, a bountiful harvest of red cherry tomatoes this season.
With my MIL still in rehabilitation recovering from her recent hip replacement surgery, I was charged with going to the house to collect all of the tomatoes since they wouldn’t be doing much cooking in the near future. I haven’t had this salad in a while and thought it would accompany our dinner perfectly one evening.
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I wanted to add the golden cherry tomatoes as they are much sweeter than the red and gave this salad a wonderful flavor, not to mention the GORGEOUS color (what kid wouldn’t want to eat this!). ~Enjoy!
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Ciliegine Caprese Salad
- Add all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Serves 6-8.
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