Cherry mozzarella balls are elegant, perfect for single servings and ideal for any type of salad. This can also be a main dish, especially on hot days, when we have little desire for rich dishes but we can't give up essential nutrients for the body. Or, alternatively, it can also be served as appetiser in small glass cups.




10 lettuce leaves

10 cherry tomatoes

10 pitted olives

3 tbsp balsamic vinegar

5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Juice of a large lemon

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

15 cherry mozzarella balls

5 basil leaves

4 slices rustic bread, cut into cubes



1. Wash, clean, dry and chop the lettuce. Wash, dry and split the cherry tomatoes in half.

2. Pour the vegetables in a large bowl and season with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice and parsley. Add the olives and let stand for 10 minutes.

 3. Add the cherry mozzarella and basil leaves (washed and dried).

4. Serve with warm rustic bread.


Serves: 4

Recipe from The Vegetarian Italian Kitchen, by Veronica Lavenia ($40, New Holland)