Summer Tomato and Cheese Salad

  • 15 mins
  • 16 ingredients

Ingredients

  • for the dressing
  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary, cracked or chopped
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 2 tsp reserved cheese brine
  • for the salad
  • 1 qt cherry tomatoes, red and yellow mix if desired, halved
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens, coarsely chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions, sliced on a bias, white and green parts
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese balls in brine, halved (reserve 2 tsp brine liquid for the dressing)
  • In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, vinegar, salt pepper and herbs.
  • Add the tomatoes, celery, and onions, toss to combine.
  • Add 2 tsp cheese brine and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Add the salad greens and the cheeses and toss gently to combine.

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