Mozzarella Tomato Salad

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Mozzarella Tomato Salad is an easy side dish to complement your summer picnics. You’ll love the combination of veggies, pepperoni and cheese with a homemade vinaigrette.

We’re in the height of picnic season here, friends.  What’s your favorite picnic food?  One of mine is pasta salad. The zesty Italian flavors and fresh veggies paired with the meat and cheese. Delish.

If you’re trying to lower your carb intake and increase protein and veggies, this healthy salad is for you. It is like my favorite pasta salad without the sugar and carbs. This is the recipe I’m sharing with you today.

overhead view of a bowl of tomato salad with cucumber

About this Mozzarella Tomato Salad Recipe:

  • Flavor: Spicy pepperoni, tangy red wine vinaigrette and comforting mozzarella all pair well with the familiar flavors of tomato, cucumber, olives and onion.
  • Texture: The texture of this salad is crisp. You have cool cucumbers and tomatoes, along with the creamy mozzarella. It’s delicious and 100% for those who love texture in their foods.

Weight Watchers Tomato Salad

I often need side dishes during the summer and WW summer salads come to my rescue often. With garden fresh veggies, it’s easy to create a side dish that is low in carbs.

If you can find WW string cheese, use that. Plus, turkey pepperoni lowers the fat content.

tomatoes, cucumber, cheese sticks, pepperoni, olives and onion on a cutting board

Ingredients

This salad is versatile, but here is a list of the basic ingredients:

  • Tomato. Roma or San Marzano tomatoes work perfectly for this since they are not super juicy. But any tomatoes are good, especially if they are from the garden.
  • Cucumber. Small cucumbers without many seeds are best.
  • Red onion.
  • Olives. Black, sliced olives
  • Cheese. I use string cheese cut into bite-size pieces, but fresh mozzarella works as well.
  • Pepperoni. Turkey pepperoni is lower in fat, but uncured pepperoni is my go-to.
  • Red wine vinegar.
  • Olive oil.
  • Garlic. I keep minced garlic in the fridge at all times for recipes such as this. It’s super easy to throw in a half teaspoon.
  • Italian seasoning. Dried Italian seasoning works great, but you can use oregano, parsley and basil if you’d like.

How to Make Mozzarella Tomato Salad

  • In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, cucumber and olives.
  • Cut the string cheese into bite size pieces. Add to the bowl along with the sliced pepperoni. Set aside.
red wine vinaigrette in a mason jar
  • In a small bowl, mix the vinegar, oil, garlic and seasoning. Pour over the salad and mix to coat.
ingredients for tomato salad in a bowl

Optional Add-ins

Try adding in green pepper, banana pepper or mushrooms. You can also try adding a teaspoon or two of our homemade pasta salad seasoning for punch flavoring.

Switch up the cheese if you’d like. Fresh mozzarella, shaved parmesan or even cubed pepper jack are options.

Storage Instructions

Store this salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. It does not freeze well.

closeup of a bowl of cucumber tomato salad with pepperoni and mozzarella
closeup of a bowl of cucumber tomato salad with pepperoni and mozzarella

Mozzarella Tomato Salad

5 from 2 votes
Mozzarella Tomato Salad is an easy side dish to complement your summer picnics. You'll love the combination of veggies, pepperoni and cheese with a homemade vinaigrette.
Servings 6
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients
 

For the salad:

  • 3 cups diced Roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 2.25 ounces sliced olives
  • 6 string mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup sliced pepperoni

For the dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, cucumber and olives.
  • Cut the string cheese into bite size pieces. Add to the bowl along with the sliced pepperoni. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix the vinegar, oil, garlic and seasoning. Pour over the salad and mix to coat.
  • Refrigerate the salad until serving.

Notes

Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.
The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 6, with 1 serving being ⅙ of the salad. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 632mg | Potassium: 162mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Calories 218
Keyword healthy side dish, summer salad recipe

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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Joy @ Yesterfood
8 years ago

I love mozzarella cheese, and smoked is even better. I had no idea WW made a smoked mozzarella (string!!) cheese- I am excited! Thanks for letting us know about this, and for making this gorgeous salad to put it in!! 🙂

Lisa @ Cooking with Curls
8 years ago

What a fun salad! Serve on top of lettuce, and you have the perfect summer meal. 😉

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
8 years ago

I haven’t seen that cheese (yet!!), but I will be looking for it now! I love side dishes like this in the Summer and I could totally make it a meal by itself! Pinning! 🙂

Sheryl@Lady Behind The Curtain
8 years ago

I love those cheese sticks. It tastes like your indulging but you’re not! Great salad Julie! 🙂

Cindy Eikenberg
8 years ago

All of my very favorite things are in this salad and you totally had me at mozzarella! I love finding new salad recipes for the summer – thanks for sharing and pinned!

Pure Grace Farms
8 years ago

Stopping by from Totally Tuesdays. Love this salad. Perfect for a summer picnic. Would love it if you would stop by and share at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop this evening (Tues. 7 PM Est).
Blessings,
Shari
http://puregracefarms.com/2014/06/wonderful-wednesday-blog-hop-79/

Jennie
8 years ago

This looks great! Something I will have to try! Thanks for sharing!

-Jennie
http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com

Karly
8 years ago

This looks fabulous! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!