This salad smells and tastes like summertime. Those of you who have gardens will likely be able to use some of your produce to make it, but even if your ingredients aren’t fresh off the vine, it will still taste like heaven. The best part is that it’s incredibly easy to whip up. I purchased a basil plant (only $3.50), as well as the kale and mozzarella cheese log from Trader Joe’s. (This isn’t a sponsored post or anything of that nature–I simply love that store!)
Tomato Basil Kale Salad
- 1 1/2 cups tomato, chopped
- 1 cup fresh mozzarella, chopped
- 2 cups shredded kale
- 3 Tbsp fresh basil, minced
- 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
In a salad bowl, combine tomato, mozzarella, kale, and basil.
In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss dressing into salad, making sure salad is fully coated. If you desire more dressing, make a second batch.
If the dressing in this recipe doesn't sound good to you, try my other favorite homemade dressings:
This looks and sounds delicious! I will be trying it. We have been eating kale for over 30 years since I started growing it. Before then we could only find it canned as an import from Holland. My parents were from Holland and I ate a lot of canned kale growing up as it was a staple in their diet. It is great how far produce selection has come. I am always looking for new salad ideas and homemade dressings. Have used your dressings before. Thanks Ellie! Eileen
Hi Ellie! I was just hoping for a recipe from you before I came to peek at your blog and there is one there! Thank you! 😊Whats your favorite cold noodle salad for summer? And do you have a recipe for it? I loveee cold tuna noodle salad and there are so many versions out there!
I love cold noodle salad! This is my favorite: https://nashvillewife.com/recipe-healthy-pasta-salad/
And here’s a video explaining how to make it: https://nashvillewife.com/healthy-pasta-salad/
I like salads and I couldn’t eat them for almost a year. Went almost a year without top teeth, but recently got my top denture. Happy that I can eat salads again and will try your delicious looking salad. Jane Renae
I just wanted to wish you and your sweet family a very good July 4th weekend Ellie. Enjoy!
Thank you, Eileen! What did you do for Canada Day?
Thanks for asking Ellie. The weather had several thunderstorm and tornado warnings. We felt it was prudent to stay home and not be part of traffic and crowds. Indeed, 3 tornados hit about one hour from us and another 2 a bit closer. Noone fatally injured. So we were blessed with opportunities between heavy rain bouts to garden, enjoy family and friends close to home and thank God for all our blessings.
That’s really too bad! It rained here yesterday, as well. We didn’t end up going to fireworks.
Thank You for the recipe. Have a safe and HAPPY JULY 4th. God Bless.
Joan,Marion and Marilyn
Thank you! Happy 4th of July to you ladies, as well.
Alison from Scotland
Thanks for another lovely recipe Ellie. I would like to wish you, Mr Handsome , Buddy and all your readers in USA a wonderful 4th July. To all the Canadian readers- hope you enjoyed Canada day. To all the other readers of this blog have a happy day wherever you are from- I enjoy reading all your responses that allow me to learn about other cultures and countries. Thank you.
That salad look so good I made it for dinner tonight and made my grandma salad dressing to put on top.
Glad to hear that, Beth. What kind of dressing is your grandma’s?
The salad looks good. Today in a thriftstore I saw a baby bullet food processer. That’s what you need, Ellie and Mr Handsome, for little buddy’s meals. Also I was looking at pouches of organic baby food in the store. The sugar content per pouch was like 26 grams, even for veggie foods. I don’t get that. It seems like a waywayway too much sugar to be feeding to an infant. You will get all the same nutrients and have better food and better control and more convenience if you just puree some foods you prepare. That will be interesting when you start to tell us what you feed your baby too.
That’s a great idea. I have seen those, too, and have considered buying one.