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Nonna's Garden-Fresh Itallian Pomarola (Tomato) and Mozzarella Salad

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Poppy always had fresh pomarole, aka tomatoes, around from his garden, and Nonna always found some recipe to put them in. The taste of fresh pomarola is nothing like the ones in the supermarket. Red, ripe, and juicy. And the taste? Oh my gosh, oh so sweet!


When I was a little girl I loved them so much I would sneak into the garden and eat them right from the vine. That sweet, beautiful, fresh taste. No supermarket can recreate that! Dip some fresh-baked sourdough into the juice and taste a piece of heaven!! Perfect meal for a hot summer night.


No moz or dairy free? No problem! Just don't use it. It's just as tasty without it.


  • 4 fresh, ripe "pomarole" (tomatoes) cut into wedges or slices

  • 1 onion, chopped, red or sweet yellow

  • 2 TBS of olive oil

  • 1/2 TBS of fresh, chopped oregano (a couple aside for garnish)

  • 1/2 TBS of fresh, chopped basil (a couple aside for garnish)

  • Sea salt or Himalayan salt and fresh pepper to taste

  • Freshly made mozzarella balls


  • Toss all together in a med size bowl.

  • Then put in the refrigerator so that the beautiful flavors and juices marinate all together for 3 or 4 hrs, or even better overnight.

  • When you take it out, it will be beautifully combined and simply delicious.

  • When ready to eat, toss again and garnish with a bit of basil and oregano.

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