Bacon Basil Tomato Salad

Bacon Basil Tomato Salad | Crumbs and Chaos #WalmartProduce #Tomatoes

This fresh summer salad was created using Walmart Produce as part of a sponsored post for Social Stars.  Bacon Basil Tomato Salad is sure to become a crowd favorite!

Bacon Basil Tomato Salad | Crumbs and Chaos

My house is divided on a few things…favorite TV shows, including chocolate anything on the breakfast menu and the love of fresh tomatoes.  That’s right, my husband watched Breaking Bad from start to finish by himself, won’t eat chocolate chip muffins and doesn’t like fresh tomatoes unless they’re made into salsa.  I, on the other hand, have enjoyed all 3 seasons of Once Upon a Time, consider including chocolate for breakfast at least twice a week and could eat cherry tomatoes all day long.  

Bacon Basil Tomato Salad | Crumbs and Chaos #WalmartProduce #Tomatoes

Walmart’s Farm Fresh Produce is backed by their 100% money back guarantee, which means your satisfaction is a priority for them.  If you’re unhappy for any reason with the produce that you’ve purchased from them, you can bring in your receipt for a full refund – no questions asked.  For today’s recipe, I used Campari tomatoes, which are an ideal size for salads, and Zima tomatoes, gorgeous orange grape tomatoes, but you can use whichever tomatoes you find in your local Walmart Produce Department.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved thick slices of fresh summer tomatoes dusted with salt and pepper.  Summer’s best doesn’t need much more than that.  That’s one of the reasons a BLT is so amazing – simple, yet super satisfying.  This salad is a few of those simple things all in one bowl and really is one of summer’s simplest pleasures.  This salad is your favorite tomatoes tossed with a little olive oil, bacon and mozzarella cheese, seasoned with salt and pepper, a little bit of garlic and fresh basil.  Summer side dish perfection.

Bacon Basil Tomato Salad | Crumbs and Chaos #WalmartProduce #Tomatoes

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Bacon Basil Tomato Salad
 
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups FRESH TOMATOES, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 4 slices CRISP COOKED BACON, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup MOZZARELLA PEARLS or CUBED MOZZARELLA CHEESE
  • 4 teaspoon EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
  • ½ cup FRESH BASIL LEAVES, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon CRUSHED GARLIC
  • SALT & PEPPER
Instructions
  1. Place tomatoes, bacon and cheese in a bowl. Add olive oil, basil and crushed garlic. Gently stir together and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.


Bacon Basil Tomato Salad | Crumbs and Chaos #WalmartProduce #Tomatoes

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Tomato Bisque from Will Cook for Smiles

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