Herb Salad with Mozzarella

By Gabby

Fresh mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes add an Italian flare to this vegetarian-friendly salad.

Herb Salad with Mozzarella
photographer: Nikki Sheriff
  • Salad:

  • 16 oz. mozzarella ball part skim milk

  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions

  • 1/2 cup sliced celery

  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach leaves

  • 1 cup chopped Romaine lettuce

  • 1 cup chopped fresh sweet basil

  • 1/2 cup chopped flat leaf parsley

  • 2 cloves minced garlic

  • 2 oz. sun dried tomatoes, julienne cut

  • Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar

  • 1 Tbs. olive oil

  • 1/2 tsp. dry oregano

  • 1 Tbs. grated parmesan cheese

  1. In a large serving bowl, combine your greens, celery, tomatoes, garlic, onions and toss to mix well.

  2. Cut your mozzarella ball into small cubes and toss with your greens.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine your vinegar, oil, oregano and parmesan cheese. Whisk to blend.

  4. Just before serving, pour your dressing over the salad and toss. The aroma of the basil and cheeses is just wonderful. Serve it up with some garlic bread slices and water with lime in it and you have a refreshing meal that will fill you up.

  5. If you want to make it for your meat lover in the family, add some lean cubed ham or a little salami. You could toss in some olives too, if you fancy them.

Nutritional Facts

Per Serving
Calories - 142
Carbohydrates - 17g
Total Fat - 5g
Saturated Fat - 1g
Protein - 8g
Sodium - 174mg
Dietary Fiber - 3g
Sugars - 11g

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8 replies

GabbyPA 2008-06-23 12:24:22 -0500 Report

I made this for the first time a couple of nights ago. I really enjoy salads, and this one ranks high with me. I have to sneak the spinich in on my husband, but he didn't complain. We are trying to have 1-2 meatless meals a week now, and this one was a winner. Glad you are willing to give it a try. Let me know if you alter it and how it comes out. (I always alter and experiment) It is half the fun.

morris.js 2008-06-23 08:57:52 -0500 Report

Gabby, I eat salads all the time and love them. I cannot wait to try this one!
Thank you! John

BarryE 2008-06-22 12:46:29 -0500 Report

This sounds scrumptious Gabby!

I think this would be perfect to bring for my lunch at work. Thanks for posting this.