Sliced heirloom tomatoes topped with fresh basil and shaved mozzarella then drizzled with balsamic vinegar. This heirloom tomato salad is both refreshing and healthy.
I love heirloom tomatoes. Those gorgeous colors. The refreshing taste. How can I resist buying them? I really can’t. I mean, look at them!
Heirloom tomatoes taste amazing on their own. And they’re best when eaten raw. So of course I want to toss them in a salad.
What I love most about this salad is that it features heirloom tomatoes as the main ingredient. Tossed with just basil, mozzarella, and a touch of balsamic vinegar, this heirloom tomato is simply yet refreshing and embodies the essence of spring.
Slice a large heirloom tomato into thick slices. Tear up basil leaves and shave the mozzarella cheese. I used a vegetable peeler to shave the mozzarella. Then drizzle good quality balsamic vinegar over the salad for a tangy taste. Or if you prefer a caprese type of salad, you can drizzle olive oil instead.
I used Black Currant Balsamic Vinegar from Gourmet Blends, but you can use whatever you like.
Fresh from the market to your table.
- 1 large heirloom tomato
- ¼ cup basil leaves, torn
- ⅛ - ¼ cup shaved mozzarella
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- Slice the heirloom tomatoes into thick slices.
- Top the heirloom tomatoes with torn basil leaves and shaved mozzarella cheese. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the salad.
- Serve the salad cold.