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Torn Mozzarella & Tomato Salad

Indulge in the simplicity of summer with this Torn Mozzarella & Tomato Salad. Fresh baby arugula, creamy mozzarella, and juicy cherry tomatoes are brought together with a zesty dressing featuring extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and a hint of maple syrup. Each bite bursts with flavor, enhanced by a sprinkle of coarse finishing salt and freshly ground black pepper. Perfect for a light lunch or a vibrant side dish to any meal, this salad celebrates the essence of seasonal ingredients in every delicious forkful.
June 17, 2024


Servings: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons coarse ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1 ball(6 ounces) fresh mozzarella
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Coarse finishing salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


1. Place the olive oil, lemon juice, maple syrup, mustard, and salt in a small bowl and whisk together until combined.

2. Add the arugula to a serving bowl and toss with the dressing. Spread dressed arugula evenly over the bottom of the serving bowl.

3. Tear the mozzarella into bite sized pieces and place evenly over the top of the arugula.Toss the cherry tomatoes evenly over the top of the mozzarella.

4. Drizzle the top of the salad with high quality extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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