Welcome to the world of ridiculously easy salads that include 3 ingredients + a just-as-easy dressing, which also includes 3 ingredients. It takes less than 10 minutes to make, and it tastes like a summer explosion in your mouth if you want a truly accurate description.
This salad was inspired by a lady in my FRG (family readiness group – a huge thing in the Army for wives and families [mainly wives], and it becomes extra active when the guys are deployed). We recently had an FRG party where everyone brought a Pinterest recipe that they wanted to try. I attempted a dessert and – big surprise – it was a fail. Why do I even attempt desserts? I have the baking ability of my 3 year old niece.
Anyway, the woman who hosted the party made a tomato mozzarella salad like this one, and it just hit the spot SO HARD. It is simple, fresh, so flavorful, and the perfect spring and summer recipe! Tomato, mozzarella, and basil is just one of those combinations that makes the little birds sing while flying in circles around your head while you eat it. I don’t know who discovered this magical trio, but PROPS. I’d like to give you a hug, if you’d be cool with that?
The only thing that makes it even better is when you throw some balsamic on there. Hello, friend, get in my belly ASAP – please and thank you ✌🏼.
Like I mentioned above, this salad has three ingredients, and the super simple dressing has three ingredients…
- Cherry tomatoes
- Fresh mozzarella
- Balsamic vinegar
- Olive oil
- Dijon mustard
Who knew that six little ingredients could make such a bomb.com salad, tho? I am one to over complicate things from time to time and add more ingredients than necessary. But the delicious simplicity of this dish just satisfied me so much as I was munching HARD at the FRG party, so I wanted to be very careful not to over complicate it and let the ingredients shine. Which is why we want to use perfectly ripe cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. Since there are so few ingredients, we want the ingredients we use to be BOSS, feel me? …