Easiest Tomato Mozzarella Salad Recipe with the best homemade tangy dressing. This dressing makes the salad enjoyable all year round and adds so much freshness to the tomatoes.

Fresh juicy tomatoes with mozzarella and herbs in a garlic olive oil dressing – pure perfection.

Tomato mozzarella salad in a gray plate with a spoon and fresh greens.

tomato mozzarella salad recipe-

Tough the tomato mozzarella salad only has three ingredients (plus the dressing), you will be amazed how much flavor there is in the salad. The juices from the tomatoes and the dressing combined give the salad a “marinated tomato” taste. Such a healthy and flavor-packed salad.

Not only tomatoes, but cheese is so good in a salad just like in the Caprese Salad recipe or the classic Greek Salad.

Tomato mozzarella salad with cilantro and red onion in a gray plate.

how to make tomato mozzarella salad-

This is a salad that is completely ready to serve in like 5 minutes because there are only a few ingredients to cut. So EASY!

  1. Quarter the tomatoes and cube or halve the mini mozzarella cheese.
  2. Combine ingredients for the dressing; stir together the oil, garlic, and vinegar.
  3. In a bowl, add the tomatoes, cheese, herbs, and dressing. Season salad with salt & pepper to taste. Mix well.
  4. Serve immediately, refrigerate leftovers.
Cut up tomatoes and mozzarella cheese in a bowl topped with ground black pepper.

This salad can easily be prepped in advance (even the day before) and the dressing added before serving. It’s the perfect salad to make for parties because it required minimal ingredients or even a side salad for dinner!

My kids are not tomato fans (no idea where I went wrong there, lol). But they sure to enjoy picking out the marinated mozzarella cheese from the salad.

more easy salad recipes:

Tomato salad in a bowl with mozzarella cheese and fresh greens.

You can store this salad in the refrigerator for up to two days once you’ve prepared it!

If you don’t like cilantro, substitute for fresh basil or parsley with great results.

Tomato Mozzarella Salad Recipe

Marinated Tomato Mozzarella Salad recipe. The cherry tomatoes with mini mozzarella cheese in a tangy oil dressing. Perfect salad with just 5 minutes of work.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 242 kcal


  • 8 oz cherry tomatoes on vine, ripe
  • 6 oz mini mozzarella cheese balls
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh herbs (cilantro, parsley or basil)
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a small bowl combine the oil, vinegar and garlic for the dressing.
  • Cut the tomatoes in half, thinly slice the onion, chop herbs, and cut the cheese in half or quarter. Add to a bowl and toss to combine.
  • Add the dressing, season with salt and pepper and mix.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.


Calories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 8gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 33mgPotassium: 134mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 472IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 158mgIron: 1mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
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This recipe was originally posted in September 2015 and updated in January 2020.