Fresh Mozzarella Salad

With Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Basil, Red Onion and Balsamic Reduction

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Cook Within: 1 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check recipe cards and ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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With winter now past us (fingers-crossed), we created a fresh mozzarella, basil and heirloom cherry tomato salad to celebrate the season and get you thinking about warmer months ahead. Mozzarella hails from southern Italy, and its name is derived from the method in which it is made. Mozzare means ‘to cut’ in Italian. Drizzled with a balsamic reduction, this salad is a perfect combination of flavors, textures, and freshness for your next spring meal.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 0 Red Onion
  • 0 oz. Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes
  • Info
    4 oz. Whole Fresh Mozzarella
  • 0 fl. oz. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 0 oz. Baby Arugula
  • 0 Basil Sprigs

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    410
  • Carbohydrates
    0g
  • Fat
    0g
  • Protein
    0g
  • Sodium
    0mg

Recipe Steps

  • 1

    Prep the Vegetables

    Slice the cherry tomatoes in half. Peel the red onion and slice in half. Slice the halves into thin julienne pieces (matchsticks).

  • 2

    Make the Dressing

    Pour balsamic vinegar in a small sauté pan over medium heat. Bring the heat to a boil without reducing the heat on the stove then lower heat so that the boil reduces to a simmer. Stir occasionally until the vinegar has reduced by at least half. Don't try to increase the heat, unless you want to be left with a stiff, hardened mess.

  • 3

    Compose the Ingredients

    Compose the salad by placing the mozzarella balls and heirloom cherry tomatoes in a straight line across the plate.

  • 4

    Plate the Dish

    When the mozzarella balls and heirloom cherry tomatoes are composed on the plate in a line, top with baby arugula, red onion, and fresh basil leaves. Dress the plate with the balsamic reduction. Small dots are simple and beautiful!

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