Tomato, Olive, and Recent Mozzarella Salad – Kalyn’s Kitchen

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posted by Kalyn Denny on June 30, 2021

This Tomato, Olive, and Recent Mozzarella Salad makes use of my favourite Basil French dressing, and this low-carb deal with has all of the flavors of summer time! And you can also make this tasty salad with cut-up items of Mozzarella if you happen to can’t discover the Mozzarella Pearls!

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Tomato, Olive, and Recent Mozzarella Salad is the proper salad to make when it’s contemporary tomato season and your backyard is bursting with tomatoes and contemporary basil. Nevertheless it will possibly even have mood-enhancing properties if it’s a really wet first week of summer time the place you reside, even when you need to purchase tomatoes from Costco and it takes each basil leaf you possibly can handle to snip out of your puny vegetation to make the basil French dressing. (And in Utah we have been so grateful for a bit rain that we really didn’t thoughts a bit!)

It was the cute mozzarella pearls made by Bel Gioisio Cheese I discovered at Costco that first impressed this salad. The “pearls” are tiny items concerning the dimension of marbles, and so they have been scrumptious with the tomatoes and contemporary basil. However if you happen to don’t discover these Mozzarella Pearls at your retailer, simply make this tasty salad with cut-up items of Mozzarella, no worries!

What elements do you want for this recipe?

  • can of enormous black olives
  • cherry tomatoes
  • contemporary mozzarella pearls (or use common contemporary mozzarella and lower into items)
  • French dressing dressing (see notes beneath)
  • chopped contemporary basil leaves
  • salt and contemporary floor black pepper to style

What’s Basil French dressing?

I feel Basil French dressing is likely one of the important issues to make when it’s summer time and you’ve got contemporary basil. You may make it by merely mixing contemporary chopped basil into bought French dressing dressing like I did on this recipe. Or test my submit about Basil French dressing for Drizzling on Tomatoes, Veggies, Rooster, or Fish for a extra intensely-flavored model and concepts for utilizing it.

Extra About Recent Basil:

Basil is taken into account by many to be the very best of all herbs. I’ve grown it in my backyard for about 30 years, and I at all times begin with one or two bought seedlings, then plant basil seeds for a cheap patch of basil. Yearly I freeze contemporary basil from my backyard, and use all of it via the winter. The contemporary basil taste is the essence of this salad. Try my submit on Cooking with Recent Basil if you happen to’re additionally a lover of that contemporary basil taste!

What’s Recent Mozzarella?

If you happen to’re not aware of contemporary mozzarella, it’s a really comfortable cheese that comes packed in brine. It may be bought in logs (generally sliced), in massive balls or within the small mozzarella “pearls” I used to make this salad.

Need Extra Summer time Tomato Salads?

Try Favourite Summer time Tomato Salads for extra wonderful salad concepts for summer time tomatoes!

Tomato, Olive, and Fresh Mozzarella Salad process shots collage

Learn how to make this salad:

(Scroll down for full recipe with dietary data.)

  1. Drain olives and contemporary mozzarella pearls whilst you lower cherry tomatoes in half; place tomatoes in bowl.
  2. Lower olives and mozzarella pearls in half and put in bowl with tomatoes.
  3. Wash basil and spin dry in salad spinner or dry with paper towels, then chop or tear basil into small items.
  4. Combine chopped basil into French dressing dressing, then gently mix dressing with the tomato combination.
  5. Season to style with contemporary floor black pepper and serve instantly.

Tomato, Olive, and Fresh Mozzarella Salad in serving bowl

Extra Recipes with Recent Mozzarella:

Crustless Tomato-Basil Tarts
Child Arugula Salad with Rooster, Mozzarella, and Tomatoes
Grilled Zucchini Caprese Stacks
Marinated Recent Mozzarella with Herbs
Asparagus Frittata with Recent Mozzarella
Inexperienced Goddess Tomato-Mozzarella Stacks


  • one 6 oz. can massive black olives, drained and lower in half
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, lower in half
  • 1 cup contemporary mozzarella pearls, lower in half (or use common contemporary mozzarella and lower into items
  • 1/2 cup French dressing dressing (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup chopped contemporary basil leaves
  • salt and contemporary floor black pepper to style


  1. I attempted the salad a number of alternative ways, however I really most popular it with plain outdated black olives from a can moderately than with Kalamata or Spanish olives.
  2. I used the Mozzarella pearls I discovered at Costco, however if you happen to do not discover these simply lower contemporary Mozzarella into cubes. 
  3. If it was contemporary tomato season I’d make this with juicy ripe tomatoes, lower into bite-sized chunks, however I used grape tomatoes from Costco.
  4. I drained the olives and Mozzarella pearls, then lower the tomatoes, olives, and mozzarella all in half to make uniform sized items.
  5. Wash the contemporary basil and chop. Do that proper earlier than you’re prepared to combine it into the dressing.
  6. I used my favourite French dressing, however if you happen to can’t discover that one Newman’s Personal Olive Oil and Vinegar Dressing (affiliate hyperlink) is an efficient low-sugar French dressing. 
  7. Combine the chopped basil into the French dressing.
  8. Gently mix the dressing with the lower tomatoes, olives, and mozzarella pearls, then season to style with salt and freshly floor black pepper.
  9. That is greatest served instantly, however I had some that had been within the fridge in a single day, and though tomatoes by no means style nearly as good after they’ve been refrigerated, it was nonetheless surprisingly good.

Diet Info:



Serving Measurement:


Quantity Per Serving:

Energy: 249Whole Fats: 18gSaturated Fats: 8gTrans Fats: 0gUnsaturated Fats: 9gLdl cholesterol: 41mgSodium: 772mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 13g

Diet data is routinely calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I’m utilizing. I’m not a nutritionist and can’t assure 100% accuracy, since many variables have an effect on these calculations.

Tomato, Olive, and Fresh Mozzarella Salad thumbnail image of finished salad

Low-Carb Weight loss program Low-Glycemic Weight loss program / South Seashore Weight loss program Options:
This tasty summer time is a superb alternative low-carb and Keto diets, or for any part of the unique South Seashore Weight loss program. The very best carb merchandise right here is the tomatoes, so use extra olives and Mozzarella and fewer tomatoes if you would like fewer carbs. South Seashore would like low-fat Mozzarella and different low-carb diets will choose full-fat mozzarella. Be sure you select a low-sugar French dressing to make the Basil French dressing if you happen to’re making this for for South Seashore or low-carb diets.

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Historic Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was first posted in 2009. It was up to date with higher images and extra data in 2021.

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