With just 6 ingredients, this simple tomato salad recipe will be your new go-to summer side! Made with fresh cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and a 3-ingredient balsamic vinaigrette, this caprese salad takes just minutes to make and tastes incredible!
1 (8 oz.) container, fresh mozzarella “pearls”
6-8 basil leaves, sliced or torn
1/4 c. olive oil
1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
fresh ground pepper (4-6 grinds)
Slice all of the tomatoes in half, for larger tomatoes, slice into quarters. Add tomatoes into large mixing bowl. Drain the mozzarella of any liquid, and add the cheese to the tomatoes. Slice or tear the basil leaves and add to the tomatoes and cheese.
In a small bowl, add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and pepper. Whisk to combine and pour over the salad. Gently toss the salad to coat all the ingredients.
Serve right away. Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container.