Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Salad
For a superb taste delight, use homegrown garden tomatoes or vine-ripened tomatoes, such as campari tomatoes, to make this classic Italian Caprese salad.
2 tablespoons Balsamic or red wine vinegar
3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper , coarsely ground
4 large ripe tomatoes
1 pound (16 ounces) Wisconsin Fresh Mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
- In a small bowl whisk together all salad dressing ingredients.
- Cut tomatoes into 1/4-inch thick slices. Drain Fresh Mozzarella from water; cut into 1/4-inch slices.
- Arrange tomatoes, Mozzarella and fresh basil leaves on individual plates; drizzle with salad dressing.
- Sprinkle with chopped fresh basil leaves. Let stand 10 minutes to blend flavors.
Makes 6 servings.
Recipe and photograph courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.