Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tomato Cucumber Mozzarella Salad

Tomato cucumber mozzarella salad - the perfect summer side dish to any meal. So easy and so delicious, it can really be served any time of year!

Tomato cucumber mozzarella salad - the perfect summer side dish to any meal. So easy and so delicious, it can actually be served any time of year!

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Caprese salads have been a long time favorite of mine and the hubby. We've been having it for years and years as a quick, easy, refreshing, healthy, tasty side that goes with just about anything. Last year Little Sis asked if she could try some. Up until then, she was adamant that she didn't like tomatoes, but after years of watching us, she just couldn't resist it any more. And what do you know, she LOVED it. She loved it so much that she would jump up and down in excitement whenever we'd make it. Her enthusiasm for it even made Big Sis want to taste it! Though she wasn't as crazy about it, she just prefers the mozzarella, lol, we were so excited she even wanted to try it and asks for a little every once in a while.

Just last week, we hosted a family gathering to celebrate our amazing Nana's birthday. We had brats, smoked mozzarella pasta salad, corn, mac and cheese for the kids. I wanted to serve some sort of simple salad, too. We had tomatoes and a cucumber that needed to get used up, so I threw this together, a nice little variation with a little more crunch volume, thanks to the cucumbers.






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So here it is:

Tomato Cucumber Mozzarella Salad (with basil of course)
by happyvballgirl @ My Epicurean Adventures
http://www.myepicureanadventures.com/2016/08/tomato-cucumber-mozzarella-salad.html

Printable Recipe

INGREDIENTS

1 English cucumber, halved and cut into 1/4 inch slices
8 oz grape tomatoes, cut into halves or thirds (mine were thirded - lol)
4 oz fresh mozzarella, cubed
3-4 fresh basil leaves (about 1 Tbsp), chopped + more for garnish if desired
1 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place cucumber and tomatoes in a large bowl and top with fresh basil.
  2. In a smaller bowl, combine the vinegar, oil and spices. Whisk until mixed well.
  3. Pour over veggies in large bowl and the veggies are evenly coated.
  4. Place in fridge until serving time.
  5. Just before serving, add mozzarella gently mix them in.
  6. Top with additional basil for garnish if desired
Enjoy!

Tomato cucumber mozzarella salad - the perfect summer side dish to any meal. So easy and so delicious, it can actually be served any time of year!

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