Cherry Tomato and Red Onion Salad

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 15m

6 servings


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

  • 4 cups red and yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped red onions
  • One 8-ounce package fresh mozzarella cheese, drained, cut into 1/3-inch-thick slices


Chop the garlic in a food processor. Add the lemon juice and basil; process until the basil is finely chopped. With the machine running, gradually blend in the oil. Season the dressing to taste with salt and pepper. Enclose in a jar with a tight-fitting lid.

Toss the tomatoes and onions in a large bowl with enough dressing to coat. Season the salad to taste with salt and pepper. Arrange the cheese on a platter. Top with the tomato salad and serve.

Recipe created exclusively for by Rochelle Palermo, Food Editor at

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 4173

nutrition information per serving

265 calories; 21g total fat; 20mg cholesterol; 209mg sodium; 9g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 12g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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