Try this recipe for a small meal, side dish, or snack. Tomato Mozzarella Salad is always a great standby as it is full of flavor and offers fiber, protein, and fat, while keeping carbs to a minimum.

I received this recipe from my good friend, Susan, who is a speech therapist and a bit of a health nut herself. She made it today for her 4th of July Party, and it was gone in seconds.


1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (Susan uses Trader Joe’s Balsamic, which has a tendency to color the mozzarella, but offers a great flavor)

1/2 tsp salt

Black Pepper to taste

1 clove minced garlic

3 TBSP chopped fresh basil

1/4 cup onion

1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese balls (small or cut up large mozzarella balls into 1/4 inch pieces)

1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes


Mix together the first 5 ingredients for dressing, then toss in remaining ingredients.

Chill until served.

Tracey Hull, RD, Zoi Health Coach