Mozzarella Tomato and Sweet Potato Salad

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Mozzarella Tomato and Sweet Potato Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2943I really used to dread the idea of making pizza from the scratch until I found this simple recipe. It’s great for busy, as well as lazy people. I am probably both. We now eat homemade pizza at least once a week. The day before I made this salad, we’d had a Pizza Margherita for dinner and I had a lot of left over mozzarella balls. The next day I decided to make a salad for lunch.

Mozzarella Tomato and Sweet Potato Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2945I wanted just a salad for lunch, so I decided to add a carb to the platter. Sweet potato is one of my favourite ingredients; I always have some in the cold room so I thought it would make a great addition. The result was incredible, the sort of recipe you’d want to do all over, again. I hope you love the way it looks. It tasted delicious too. Have a fun-filled day, even if you’re working. I assume you love your job or whatever chores you had for the day.

Mozzarella Tomato and Sweet Potato Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2936Arrange mozzarella, tomatoes and potatoes on four individual serving plates.

Mozzarella Tomato and Sweet Potato Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2941Drizzle the dressing over the salad

Mozzarella Tomato and Sweet Potato Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2946and serve

Mozzarella Tomato and Sweet Potato Salad

Preparation time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 15 minutes; Serves: 4


  • 250g (80z) mozzarella, sliced thinly
  • 4 medium ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 small sweet potatoes boiled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped, fresh mixed herbs
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onions
  • Basil leaves, to garnish
  • Optional 2 hard-boiled eggs

Ingredients for Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon clear honey
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Arrange mozzarella, tomatoes and potatoes on four individual serving plates.
  2. To make dressing: whisk the olive oil, vinegar and honey together, then season to taste. Add chopped herbs and onions and stir to combine. Drizzle dressing over the salad and serve.
  3. Please note: I only made salad for one person. 

Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

30 thoughts

    1. Don’t worry, we’re in the same boat. If I am not eating it straight from the plate I use it in pizzas. Have a lovely weekend!

  1. Hi there… Visiting your blog for the first time as I came across it from one of our fellow blogger friend. I am a food blogger too, and I loved your blog and pictures. Such lively and vibrant shots…:) this salqd looks so tempting, never imagined salad to be soo delectable… Glad to know you,,thanks…:)

    1. I visited your blog too but couldn’t leave a message so left one using the contact form. Thanks so much for the kind words and for liking the salad too. I wish you a fabulous week!

    1. I wanted to have a full meal at lunch the so I thought why not just add some starch and it worked so great. I loved it!!! I hope it makes it to the top of your list!!!

  2. Hi Liz…..glad to see your post. What a great idea. Sweet potatoes are so versatile aren’t they? Tomatoes and mozza just pair up so nicely, and to serve them with the sweet potato! Why not. Today it is raining here on the coast, we are so spoiled after having the extended summer. Mind you, everything is brown and dried up from no rain. I’m sure those people fighting forest fires are grateful! Have you put away the bbq yet in your neck of the woods? Weather certainly micromanages our lives here doesn’t it? I’m being very lazy and very slow to get back into the swing of blogging, but I must surely get back at it! Hope things are going well. Our kids have just returned to school today after a very long teachers strike! Kids are probably happy too.

    1. Hi Sandy,
      I am frantically trying to go through my messages but they are unending. Thanks so much for your continuous support….
      There is always the downside of everything nice. The weather controls my life, I must say. Today it’s so nice so I am actually sitting in the front porch listening to music and catching up on messages. Oh yes I saw the news about the long teachers strike and boy wasn’t I glad to hear it finally ended. I hope they’ll settle for some time now! Have a wonderful time, Sandy!!!!

  3. Quick and easy! I love sweet potatoes, and find that they really do brighten up a lot of dishes, not only with color, but taste and texture. They are also great to just eat straight out of the jacket as a snack. ;->

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie < — major sweet potato lover

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