Tomato Basil Salad Recipe

by Ashima Goyal Siraj last updated -

Salads are great for summer lunches. Easy to make and easy to carry whether it is a weekend brunch picnic or a weekday office lunch. This classic tomato basil salad is light and refreshing.

A yellow and red tomato salad in a white bowl with a fork

How To Make Tomato Basil Summer Salad Recipe

A refreshing, delicious and nutritious salad for the summer!
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 people


For the salad dressing

  • salt and pepper as per taste
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar


  • Cut the cherry tomatoes into halves.
  • Place the cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and basil leaves in a bowl.
  • In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and your delicious yet healthy meal is good to go!
    A yellow and red tomato salad in a white bowl with a fork


For a vegan preparation, you can omit the fresh mozzarella. The salad tastes great with just tomatoes and basil too. If packing in a lunch box, keep the dressing separately.

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Ashima believes food is nourishment for body, mind, and soul. That eating well doesn’t require fancy cooking, but mindfulness and practice. She shares simple vegan and vegetarian recipes infused with lots of love on her food blog – My Weekend Kitchen. With every recipe she publishes, she sends out a little hope that it will inspire someone to cook more often at home.Insta/Facebook

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