Saturday, January 19, 2013

Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

     This is such a quick and yummy side dish.  I like to make it earlier in the day so that the flavors have a little time to blend. (When doing it earlier in the day I wait to add the tomatoes so they dont get soggy).
Paula's Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

2 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick
8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
8 fresh basil leaves

  1. Arrange the tomato and mozzarella slices on a platter or individual salad plates, overlapping the slices and fanning them out like a deck of cards.
  1. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
  2. Drizzle with the oil.
  3. Garnish with the basil: Cut it into very thin slices or tear into bits and sprinkle on top or leave the leaves whole and tuck them here and there between the mozzarella and tomato slices.


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