23 Jan 2017
January 23, 2017

Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Salad

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Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Salad Recipe

A splash of lemon and hint of refreshing mint brighten up the medley of red tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and ripe avocados in this colorful, sensational salad. —Lynn Scully, Rancho Santa Fe, California
***Credit also given to Taste Of Home*** Reading some of the reviews, Some people who tried this recipe stated they cut the cost of the mozzarella pearls by buying brick cheese and cutting it into cubes. Just look at the photo! This is a ‘happy, uplifting’ salad. We could use a bit of that right now in the dead of winter.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling MAKES: 8 servings
Ingredients
6 plum tomatoes, chopped
2 cartons (8 ounces each) fresh mozzarella cheese pearls, drained
1/3 cup minced fresh basil
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
2 teaspoons minced fresh mint
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and chopped

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, cheese, basil, parsley and mint; set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper. Pour over tomato mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Just before serving, stir in avocados. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 8 servings

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