Recipe for cherry tomato caprese saladWe asked chef and food blogger extraordinaire, Jad of New South Food Company to come up with a menu to serve guests on a moments notice!

Cherry tomatoes are a mainstay in many refrigerators and with the addition of mozzarella balls and fresh cut basil from the garden, it’s easy to turn this juicy, flavorful ingredient into a delightful side dish!

Recipe: Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad
Cuisine: Italian
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  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 oz fresh basil leaves, rough chop
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella balls
  • 3 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  1. Toss all ingredients together and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Jad received a Ballard Designs gift certificate for this partnership. His opinions are all his own:

Find more of Jad’s delicious Southern recipes on his blog, New South Food Company, or browse more recipe ideas on How to Decorate.