simple greens with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil-garlic dressing

Who doesn't love tomatoes and basil together? This simple salad takes those two flavors and brings in creamy mozzarella over spring greens. The combination is over the top, but is so, so simple to make. I made this salad for a gathering in advance, and whipped it out of the fridge when it was time to eat. Elegant, simple and delicious - what's not to love?

Tomatoes and basil are also well known as super healthy foods. Basil is full of Vitamin A and is said to promote cardiovascular health. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, also good for the heart, Vitamin C and more. Adding a quality olive oil to the mix helps the body to absorb these nutrients and even fight cancer.

Simple Greens with Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil-Garlic Dressing
This salad has no set amount of ingredients. Make it as large or small as you need it.
  1. Mix spring mix or spinach with halved cherry tomatoes. Cube desired amount of fresh mozzarella (I buy the ball) and add to the mix. Toss gently. Top with fresh-ground black pepper.
  2. Make the Basil-Garlic Dressing as directed. This recipe makes about a cup of dressing, so reduce or double it as needed. (Save any leftover dressing for an easy Grilled Shrimp Salad later in the week, as shown in the Basil-Garlic Dressing recipe post above!)

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