This salad has a summery flavor in each bite.
1/8 cup olive oil
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1 garlic clove
2 cups of chopped tomatoes or use cherry tomatoes
250g mozzarella cheese
1 bunch of basil leaves
2 cups of croutons
In a small bowl combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Thinly slice the onion and mince the garlic and put them in the dressing mixture. Stir to combine and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Wash your tomatoes and basil leaves. If using plum tomatoes, dice them into bite-sized pieces or half the cherry tomatoes, place them in a medium bowl. Add the mozzarella cheese (either little balls or cut into bite-sized pieces) and the croutons. Stir in the dressing mixture with onions and garlic. Chop the basil leaves, and scatter them. Toss everything together.
Adapted from Garnish with Lemon.