Marinated Mozzarella, Olives and Cherry Tomatoes

Marinated Mozzarella, Olives and Cherry Tomatoes

This simple dish of marinated cherry tomatoes, olives and mozzarella is best, of course, when cherry tomatoes are in season. That it gets better as it sits is a boon: Bring it to potlucks or picnics, or simply let it sit in your refrigerator, a satisfying lunch at home. A generous handful of basil leaves, sprinkled atop just before serving, gives everything a bright, herbal finish. You’ll want to make this all summer long.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Put cherry tomatoes in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add the olives and toss.
  2. Step 2

    In a small bowl, stir together olive oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano and red-pepper flakes. Pour mixture over tomatoes and olives. Toss well to coat and let sit for at least 10 minutes and up to an hour.
  3. Step 3

    When ready to eat, arrange mozzarella in the center of a large platter (or arrange on individual plates). Spoon tomato and olive mixture over mozzarella. Garnish with lots of basil leaves.