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Tomato Mozzarella ala Shelley

tomato mozzarellaI love love love tomato mozzarella salad! There aren’t to many things that taste as “fresh” to me as this.

Shelley’s Balsamic Vinaigrette

Makes approximately 4 servings


2 T canola oil or olive oil

6 T balsamic vinegar

2 T chopped shallots

2 T Dijon mustard

½ t minced fresh garlic

Pinch of black pepper

Splash or two of rice vinegar


In a small bowl whisk together the above dressing ingredients and set aside.

In another small bowl add 8-ounces of part-skim mozzarella cheese balls, that have been cut in halves.

Add to it 1 8-ounce container of cherry tomatoes also that have been cut in halves.

And add ½ cup of lightly packed fresh basil leaves that have been cut in pieces.

Toss with the tomato and mozzarella with the vinaigrette.

I enjoy this salad many ways, sometimes with lettuce and grilled chicken, sometimes as a side dish with salmon, or some days just by itself. Do you have a favorite version?

About shelley

Shelley Kramm is the founder and editor of I'm Still Standing and The DC Ladies. Learn more about her and her inspirational family here and connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+ and on

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  1. Ingrid says:

    The simplest meals are the most beneficial for you!

  2. Shelley, its looks so good. I just tweeted it out.

  3. Thanks for posting! We love tomato and Mozzarella and will have to try this dressing next time :)