Updated: Sep 29, 2019
Are you sick of boring, old salad? With this recipe, I put a spin on the traditional tomato mozzarella salad by incorporating artichokes, cucumbers and black olives to kick it up a notch and give it extra color and flavor! This is a great side dish to pair with any protein of your choice, or you can add in leftover chopped grilled chicken or steak to make it a complete meal. You can also make this recipe dairy-free by omitting the cheese.
1 cucumber, diced
1 package of cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half
5 fresh mozzarella balls, broken in pieces (or 10 small ones)
15 small black olives
1 small jar of marinated hearts of palm & artichokes, drained
fresh basil, chopped
extra virgin olive oil
Add sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, artichokes, hearts of palm, mozzarella and basil into a large bowl and toss to combine. Season with himalayan salt, black pepper and a few sprinkles of italian seasoning. Store in the refrigerator and drizzle with olive oil and balsalmic vinegar before serving.