Tomato and Mozzarella Salad Plate with Basil (VIDEO)

This Tomato and Mozzarella salad plate is a great addition to any dinner. The tomatoes are salted and placed in between slices of soft mozzarella cheese. The whole is then sprinkled with Olive oil and fresh Basil leaves. Best to make this in the summer when you have fresh tomatoes and Basil from the garden, but it can be done any time of the year.

Tomato and Mozzarella slices served on black plate

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Tomato and Mozzarella Plate Recip

Here is a quick video on the preparation of the salad plate. If you prefer to read, just scroll down for step-by-step instructions.

To start off, cut the mozzarella cheese into slices.

Slices of Mozzarella cheese on a cutting board

Cut the tomatoes into thin slices. It is best if tomatoes are about the size of the cheese, but that’s not always possible, so use what you have.

Salt the tomato slices using herbed salt. I first started using herbed salt here in Germany and it is just awesome in this dish. Basically, herbed salt is salt with different herbs and/or vegetables added and it. Here is an organic one from Amazon. If you don’t have herbed salt, regular salt will work just as fine. You can also sprinkle some Oregano on the tomatoes along with the salt.

Tomato slices sprinkled with salt on a cutting board.

Place a tomato slice after each mozzarella slice and arrange carefully on a plate.

Tomato and Mozzarella slices arranged on a plate

Toss fresh basil leaves on the top and sprinkle a bit of extra virgin olive oil all around and your plate is done!

Serve this Tomato and Mozzarella Plate with your favorite pasta dish and a fresh baguette!

Tomato and Mozzarella Plate sprinkled with Olive Oil on a plate

My only question left is, is this a salad? An appetizer? a side dish? 😅 what do you think?

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Tomato and Mozzarella Plate with Basil

Super Easy Tomato and Mozzarella Plate or Salad. Awesome flavors from the olive oil and herbed salt.
Prep Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Mozzarella, Tomato
Servings: 2 people


  • 1 Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Medium-large tomato (or 2 small)
  • Herbed salt (or regular salt)
  • Olive Oil
  • Handful Basil leaves


  • Slice Mozzarella cheese.
  • Slice Tomatoes and place a slice in between each Mozzarella slice.
  • Salt the tomatoes using herbed salt.
  • Sprinkle the Basil leaves all around on the plate.
  • Sprinkle Olive oil on the top of everything.
  • Serve.

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