Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella Salad


This is a simple and tasty salad that makes a great side dish or light meal. It is packed with flavour and is sure to be a hit with everyone.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg of cherry tomatoes
  • 250g of mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh basil

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200C.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Pour the mixture onto a baking sheet and roast for 15-20 minutes, or until the tomatoes are blistered and the cheese is melted.
  4. Remove from oven and stir in the chopped basil.
  5. Serve immediately.

Potential changes & improvements

If you want a bit more of a kick, you could add some crushed red pepper flakes to the mixture before roasting.

You could also swap out the mozzarella for another type of cheese, such as goat cheese or feta.

What other food it works well with

This salad goes great with grilled chicken or fish.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake is to not roast the tomatoes long enough. Be sure to roast them until they are blistered and the cheese is melted.

Nutritional Information

This salad is high in calories and fat due to the cheese and olive oil.

Allergens:

  • Dairy

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