Colorful, easy and delicious! That is the best way to describe this tomato salad.
It’s a tasty combination of tomatoes, cucumber, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and light Italian dressing.
Another good thing is it’s only 1 point per serving for green, blue and purple. Plus they are large servings.
Just look at how colorful it is! I used orange and red cherry tomatoes to make it more colorful
I also used a whole cucumber. I only partially peeled it so some of the dark green would show up and add more color.
There are two ingredients that give this tomato salad points. One is the mozzarella cheese.
I had a block of part-skim mozzarella cheese. I used 1 ounce of it and cut it into small squares. It doesn’t seem like a lot, but it was perfect.
The Italian dressing is the other thing that brings points to this tomato salad. You definitely want to use a light Italian dressing.
For the dressing, I used Good Seasons Italian dressing BUT I lightened it up.
Good Seasons Italian dressing is one of my favorites. I like that I can make it myself, that way I can lighten it up.
If you’re not familiar with it, the first time you buy it you get a bottle with it. It’s really cool because the bottle has a “V”, “W” and “O” line on it.
No need to dirty measuring cups or spoons to make the dressing. I have a couple of these bottles laying around my house.
To lighten up the dressing I use half of the oil, and replace the other oil with more water. I can’t even tell a difference. I’m just always sure to shake the bottle really well before I use it.
Whichever dressing you decide to use make sure you double-check the points.
I always double-check the points of other peoples recipes. I know that if I’m using different ingredients it can change the point value.
Yield: 4 servings (1 point per serving for green, blue and purple)
- 20 oz. cherry tomatoes (I used red and orange)
- 1 cucumber
- 1 oz. part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
- 3 tablespoons light Italian dressing
Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and add them to a large serving bowl.
Chop the cucumber into bite-size pieces and add them to the serving bowl.
Cut the part-skim mozzarella cheese into small squares and add it to the serving bowl.
Add the basil and Italian dressing and stir well.
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