Summer Salad with Cherries, Fresh Mozzarella and Garden Herbs

Courtesy of Rachel Shenk


For the salad:

2 cups small fresh mozzarella balls, halved
1 pint fresh sweet cherries, washed and pitted 3⁄4 cup yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
2 green onions, diced
1⁄2 sweet red pepper, diced
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped

For the balsamic vinaigrette:

1⁄2 cup olive oil
1⁄3 cup balsamic vinegar
1⁄2 teaspoon sugar

1⁄3 teaspoon dried basil
1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 1⁄2 teaspoons lime zest, grated

3 cups lettuce

In a medium sized bowl mix together the first 7 ingredi- ents. In a small bowl whisk together the ingredients for the vinaigrette. Pour 1⁄3 cup dressing over the mozzarella cheese, cherries, tomatoes, green onions, red pepper, and herbs. Serve over a bed of lettuce.

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