I am longing for a bit of summer today so I am sharing one of my all time favorite summer salads. This is one that I make all year long and absolutely LOVE! So if you are longing for some warmth and sun today why don’t you try my take on a fabulous salad.
Tomato, Olive and Mozzarella Salad
1 can black olives (I use a large can, drain the olives and slice in half)
3 cups cherry tomatoes (This is usually about one clamshell container. I like to mix it up if they have the yellow ones available)
1 cup fresh mozzarella ( Try to find the “pearls” as they are perfect in this. If not available any mozzarella cut into small pieces will work)
1/2 cup Newman’s Own Olive Oil and Vinegar Dressing
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves (chopped or torn)
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Slice olives and cherry tomatoes in half and place in a medium size bowl. Add mozzarella pearls and chopped basil leaves to the olives and tomatoes. Toss lightly with the salad dressing, salt and pepper to taste and garnish with a bit of fresh basil. YUMMY!