Learn how to make Mozzarella Caprese Salad, one of Rita's recipes for plant foods for a healthy heart.

Mozzarella Caprese Salad


  • 4 cups multi-colored cherry tomatoes
  • 1 block part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Pinch sugar
  • 4 cups arugula
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves


  1. Cut tomatoes in half. Cut mozzarella into cubes.
  2. In large bowl whisk together the vinegar, oil, shallot, sugar, salt and pepper. Add tomatoes and mozzarella; toss until well coated.
  3. Divide arugula between 8 plates. Spoon tomato mixture over arugula. Garnish with basil leaves.