Smoked Mozzarella Tomato Salad

Smoked Mozzarella Tomato Salad is a quick and easy healthy side dish to complement your summer picnics. You’ll love the combination of pepperoni, garlic, red onion, red wine vinegar and smoked mozzarella that creates a salad full of flavor!

Smoked Mozzarella Tomato Salad is a quick and easy healthy side dish to complement your summer picnics. You’ll love the combination of pepperoni, garlic, red onion, red wine vinegar and smoked mozzarella that creates a salad full of flavor!

We’re in the height of picnic season here, friends.  What’s your favorite picnic food?  One of mine is pasta salad.  I love the zesty Italian flavors and fresh veggies paired with the meat and cheese.  I’ve been trying to lower my carb intake and increase how much protein and veggies I eat the past year.  It was my goal this summer to create an easy, healthy salad that was like my favorite pasta salad without the sugar and carbs.  I’ve found it and am happy to share it with you today!

Smoked Mozzarella Tomato Salad is a quick and easy healthy side dish to complement your summer picnics. You’ll love the combination of pepperoni, garlic, red onion, red wine vinegar and smoked mozzarella that creates a salad full of flavor!

I’m also happy to share with you one of the most important parts of this salad, and that is the smoked mozzarella.  They’ve got a soft, smooth smoky flavor. I know I need a quick protein snack most afternoons to carry me over until dinner.  String cheeses are a great choice!

In this Smoked Mozzarella Tomato Salad, we kept things easy by using string cheese chopped into bite-size pieces.  The smokiness of the cheese adds such a depth of flavor to the salad.  And that smoked flavor paired with some turkey pepperoni? Unbeatable.

Smoked Mozzarella Tomato Salad is a quick and easy healthy side dish to complement your summer picnics. You’ll love the combination of pepperoni, garlic, red onion, red wine vinegar and smoked mozzarella that creates a salad full of flavor!

I impressed my hubby with this salad, too.  I’m always a little hesitant to introduce healthy recipes to him, but he had several helpings of this one and finished the rest off for lunch the next day. That makes this one a winner!

Smoked Mozzarella Tomato Salad is a quick and easy healthy side dish to complement your summer picnics. You’ll love the combination of pepperoni, garlic, red onion, red wine vinegar and smoked mozzarella that creates a salad full of flavor!

Smoked Mozzarella Tomato Salad with veggies
Smoked Mozzarella Tomato Salad with veggies

Smoked Mozzarella Tomato Salad

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Smoked Mozzarella Tomato Salad is a quick and easy healthy side dish to complement your summer picnics. You'll love the combination of pepperoni, garlic, red onion, red wine vinegar and smoked mozzarella that creates a salad full of flavor!
Servings 6
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 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 turkey pepperoni
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup 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.

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

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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
7 years ago

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