Okay so summer is over and the farmers market has switched to pumpkin patches and apples. I made this recipe for marinated Tomato Olive Salad at the end of summer when my local farm was still harvesting an abundance of tomatoes. Their fresh cheery tomatoes are so sweet and flavorful, especially the yellow ones.
Luckily you can make this wonderful Tomato Olive Salad all year-long since cherry tomatoes are always available at the grocery. The mozzarella marinade is just about all you need as the dressing for the salad. The combination of olives, red onions, fresh basil, mozzarella and tomatoes delivers a very bold flavor in a wonderful salad or first plate.
Tomato Olive Salad
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- black pepper
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese cubed
- 2 pints cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 cup olives pitted and slice, I used black and Kalamata
- 3 tbsp fresh basil chopped
- 1/4 cup red onion sliced
- Whisk together first five ingredients.
- Place cheese in a plastic bag and pour in dressing.
- Marinate mozzarella cheese at least 4 hours or overnight.
- In a large bowl mix together tomatoes, olives, basil and red onion.
- Stir into tomatoes, marinated mozzarella along with the dressing.
- Chill until ready to serve.
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