A Simple 5 Minute Tomato, Vegan Mozzarella and Pesto Salad

Back in July 2017, we visited Florence and spent a good few days there trying local vegetarian and vegan food. Our inspiration came from their simple, yet effective salads. Their ability to transform a few ingredients into bite-size appetizers was truly amazing. Their cooking methods and their simplicity, left us feeling inspired. Here’s our method for creating a simple, vegan, 5 minute tomato, mozzarella and pesto salad.

Tip: Always make homemade pesto! If in doubt, try it anyways and compare it alongside a shop bought one. I always keep sun-dried tomato pesto and basil pesto in the fridge. They both come in handy for quick healthy snacks or meals.

Cook & prep time: 5 minutes


  1. On a plate, spread out some cherry tomatoes, vegan mozzarella cheese and fresh basil leaves
  2. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over them
  3. Generously cover the tomatoes and cheese with homemade pesto and add salt and pepper to taste
  4. If you have any ingredients left, then make a sandwich using avocado, pesto and tiger bread. Super tasty!