Welcome to my kitchen! Today I’m sharing a delicious recipe for Bocconcini Salad, a perfect dish for a summer lunch or dinner.
This divine salad is bursting with flavors, from the bright, tangy tomato and fragrant basil, to the creaminess of bocconcini, a fresh Italian cheese. It’s such a simple dish, but surprisingly packed with nutrition and a variety of exciting tastes and textures.
• 12-15 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
• 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
• 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
• 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
• 8 ounces bocconcini cheese, sliced
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, basil, salt and black pepper until ingredients are well combined.
2. Add the cherry tomatoes and bocconcini slices to the bowl and gently toss to coat with the vinaigrette.
3. Plate the salad and enjoy!
This recipe is light and fresh, but filling enough to keep you satisfied. The soft and creamy bocconcini, combined with the bright and crisp tomato, makes every bite a burst of flavor. The addition of basil adds an intense aroma and a hint of herbal sweetness.
Looking for a variation? Try adding some fresh mozzarella and swapping out the basil for rocket. To give the dish more depth of flavor, add a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan. Looking for a twist on the Italian classic? Try incorporating a Mexican flair–replace the cherry tomatoes and bocconcini with black beans, sweet corn, and avocado slices.
If you love Bocconcini Salad, why not explore some other Mediterranean-style salads? Caprese pasta salad, Greek salad, and tabbouleh are all great options.
Thanks for joining me in the kitchen! Bon appetit!