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I love tomato season! I can't get enough of vine-ripened tomatoes. My husband and I eat tomatoes in some form every night during this
season. Use fresh vine-ripened tomatoes either from your own garden of buy them at your local Farmer's Market. Forget those
bland-tasting tomatoes from your super market.
Bruschetta-Style Cherry Tomato Salad Recipe
Salad and Salad Dressing,
Yields: serves many
Prep time: 15 min
I can't give you exact amounts for this
recipe, as I just go into my garden and pick as many cherry tomatoes as I have or want. I then add the other ingredients according to how many cherry
tomatoes I have. Be creative with this recipe. So simple to make and so delicious!
Fresh vine-ripened cherry
tomatoes, rinsed and drained
8 ounces fresh
mozzarella cheese, cut into bite-sized pieces*
3 to 4 cloves
Basil leaves, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons fresh-squeezed
lemon or lime juice (your choice)
1/3 cup extra-virgin
salt or sea salt
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese,
Mozzarella Cheese Making Kits, and
Mozzarella Cheese Slicers at What's Cooking America's Cooking Store.
Halve the cherry tomatoes. Place the halved cherry tomatoes and the mozzarella cheese in a serving bowl.
NOTE: I like to place the cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and the dressing ingredients in a large re-sealable bag until ready to serve. This is
a very easy way to marinate the cherry tomatoes, as you just turn the bag over several times before serving. When ready to serve, place the mixture in your
In a small bowl, combine the garlic, basil,
capers, lemon or lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Pour over the
tomato/mozzarella cheese mixture. Cover and let set at room temperature, stirring occasionally, until ready to serve.
Serve at room temperature.