This recipe has 4 ingredients… is low in fat and absolutely delicious! … what could be better?.... delicious fresh cherry or grape tomatoes… part-skim mozzarella pearls… black olives and a store bought Fat-Free dressing…. not everything has to be complicated… sometimes the simplest recipes are the best.
I know… the dressing isn’t homemade… but why re-invent the wheel… Kraft makes a really good Fat-Free Zesty Italian dressing… it’s so quick and easy to use it.
This dish is an excellent salad to serve with grilled meat, chicken or fish…. perfect for those trying to watch the fat content in their diet… I know cheese is not the best… but it is part-skim… and is so delicious… adds pizzazz to an otherwise plain meal.
This also pairs well with foods like a Stromboli or sandwiches… a great accompaniment.
And for those not watching their diet… it just tastes good… of course, you can substitute another dressing for this one if you prefer…
If you use cherry tomatoes … cut them in half for easier eating.
The recipe uses canned olives… but if you have fresh olives available to you in your grocery store… those will be awesome in this salad.
If you can’t find fresh mozzarella pearls like the ones pictured… you can usually find fresh mozzarella balls in water in small containers in the gourmet cheese section of the grocery store… if the balls are “cherry tomato size” cut them in half…. if they’re the larger ones… quarter them.
The ingredients shouldn’t be swimming in dressing…. just lightly coated… eyeball the quantity.
I know you will love this flavor combination.
Recipe: Tomato and Mozzarella Salad
All you need:
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes (if using cherry tomatoes, cut them in half)
1 (3.5 oz) can whole black olives or the equivalent amount from the stores olive bar
1 package fresh mozzarella pearls
Kraft Fat Free Zesty Italian Dressing (amount should be to your taste)
All you need to do:
Combine the tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and olives in a bowl.
Add the dressing and toss to coat.
Chill and serve.
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