tomato sliced hasselback style on a black and white striped plate with basil, mozzarella and balsamic vinegar

Easy Tomato Mozzarella Salad Hasselback Style

  • myWW Points:2 Smart Points per tomato for all plans
  • Author: Amy Lawrence
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Slicing
  • Cuisine: American


This tomato mozzarella salad is simple, yet elegant and tastes absolutely amazing if you use fresh homegrown or farmer’s market tomatoes and a great quality balsamic vinegar. For the best look, plate them individually on salad plates when serving for a dinner party. 



  • 1 tomato – Romas work well, you can use any kind but make sure they are fresh. I like Romas because of the long shape
  • 36 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 oz.Mozzarella Pearls if you can find them or Mozzarella Ciliegine
  • 1 T. balsamic vinegar – use a good quality, the thicker the better. My absolute favorite is 18 year old traditional balsamic from Mediterraneo but I also love the oils and vinegars from Trio Carmel.
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Wash tomato and pat dry with paper towel.
  2. Slice the tomato evenly being careful not to cut down all the way to the bottom.
  3. Arrange the basil and Mozzarella Pearls or Ciliegine in between each slice of tomato. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  4. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve right away. You can make these up ahead of time, just don’t put the vinegar on until right before serving.