Tomato, Olive, and Mozzarella Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Tomato, Olive, and Mozzarella Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

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  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 15 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

A wonderfully fresh and light salad ideal served on a warm summer night with chunks of country bread and a chilled bottle of white Italian wine.

Ingredients

  • 1 can large black pitted Kalamata olives, halved
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella pearls, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup vinaigrette dressing, preferably olive oil and vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chopped or torn fresh basil leaves
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Place the olives and the mozzarella in a sieve and drain for 10 minutes to remove excess moisture then place in a salad bowl along with the tomatoes; toss to combine.
  2. Sprinkle in the basil and then top the salad with the vinaigrette. Add a few pinches of salt and freshly ground black pepper, gently toss to combine and then serve immediately.

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