Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad

  • 10MINS
  • 196KCAL

This Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad is a great way to liven up a slimming friendly meal, and is really low in calories and Points!

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories196
  • Carbs9g
  • Protein13g
  • Fat11g
  • Saturates7g
  • Sugars5g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Our Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad is perfect for barbecues, picnics or even a light lunch and it really couldn’t be easier to make!

This has to be one of our favourite quick salads and although it might not look like anything special, it’s packed full of flavour and is a fantastic accompaniment to pretty much any Italian dish.

We’ve used mini mozzarella balls in this recipe, but you could easily cut a regular size mozzarella ball up into smaller pieces instead if you prefer!  You’ll also need to some cherry tomatoes and it’s up to you which type you go for.  We used a selection pack from Tesco, which included Yellow and Red Datterini Vine Tomatoes, amongst others!

What diets is this Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad suitable for?

This Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad is suitable for vegetarian and gluten free diets.

It can be made suitable for dairy free diets by swapping the following ingredients for dairy free versions;

  • Mozzarella

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad recipe?

  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad?

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How many calories are in this Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad?

There are 196 calories per portion in this Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

If you’re using a big ball of mozzarella, weigh out 50g and then cut it into even sized cubes.

Step 2

Next, make the pesto for the mozzarella. Place the handful of rocket, handful of basil, garlic clove, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper into a blender and blend until smooth.

Step 3

Mix the mozzarella balls (or diced mozzarella) with the pesto and set aside in the fridge while you prepare the salad.

Step 4

Cut the tomatoes in half and pick some small basil leaves off the stalks, then mix the 2 together.

Step 5

Arrange the halved tomatoes and basil leaves on top, add the pesto coated mozzarella balls and serve.

What could I serve with this Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad?

This Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad works really well as an accompaniment to any of the following dishes:

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How long can you keep this Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad in the fridge?

You can keep this dish in the fridge in a container with a lid for around 2 days or so.

Can you freeze this Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad?

No, we wouldn’t recommend freezing this recipe.

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Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad

This Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad is a great way to liven up a slimming friendly meal, and is really low in calories and Points!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 196
  • Carbs 9G
WW Points
  • 5 Green
  • 5 Blue
  • 5 Purple

Ingredients

For the pesto

  • 1 handful rocket
  • 1 handful fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

For the salad

  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 50 g mozzarella
  • 1 small handful fresh basil
  • 2 handfuls rocket and watercress mixed leaves
  • balsamic vinegar in an empty low calorie cooking spray bottle

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Instructions

  1. If you're using a big ball of mozzarella, weigh out 50g then cut it into even sized cubes.
  2. Next, make the pesto for the mozzarella. Place the handful of rocket, handful of basil, garlic clove, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper into a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Mix the mozzarella balls (or diced mozzarella) with the pesto and set aside in the fridge while you prepare the salad.
  4. Cut the tomatoes in half, pick some small basil leaves off the stalks and then mix the 2 together.
  5. Place the rocket and watercress mixed leaves in a bowl or on a plate and spray with some balsamic vinegar.
  6. Arrange the halved tomatoes and basil leaves on top, add the pesto coated mozzarella balls and serve.

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FionaSunday 8th July 2018

Good morning to you.
This sounds delicious and perfect for the weather we are having, lunch is sorted today then!
My question is – do you know how long the Pesto would last made up in a fridge? Thinking this would be fab stuffed in a chicken breast or on top of a Salmon fillet.
Mant thanks
Fiona

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