Marinated Herbed Tomato Salad

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 8 servings

The sweetness of tomatoes and Vidalia onions with salty olives and an herby vinaigrette.

herbed tomato salad
Mark Boughton Photogrpahy / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Ciliegine mozzarella is fresh mozzarella that comes in the shape of small, cherry-sized balls. Save this salad for when you have really ripe, juicy tomatoes.


6 ripe tomatoes cut into wedges
3 bell peppers, slivered (combination of green, red and yellow)
1 Vidalia onion, slivered
1 cup pitted black olives, drained
1 pound fresh mozzarella ciliegine
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil or vegetable oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil (or 1 teaspoon dried)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram (or 1 teaspoon dried)


  1. Place tomatoes, peppers, onions and olives in a glass serving bowl. Add cheese. Combine dressing ingredients in screw-top jar and shake well. Pour dressing over vegetables and cheese. Cover and let stand at room temperature 3 to 4 hours.

Recipe by Janet Crave, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese.



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