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Mozzarella and Tomato Salad
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Kate Ransdell


  • 2 firm, ripe tomatoes, cored and sliced
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzerella
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) fresh basil, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) salt
  • 4 tbsp (60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • In a mixing bowl toss together the garlic, basil, salt and olive oil.
  • Cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  • Alternate sliced tomatoes and slices of FRESH mozzerella on small salad plate.
  • Drizzle with dressing.
I suppose you could use regular, grocery store-type mozzerella in this, but using fresh makes all the difference in the world. Same goes for the basil -- use only fresh. This is also excellent if you dice the tomatoes and mix in with the olive oil, etc. I then use it as a topping on fresh-baked focaccia bread, topped with a piece of fresh mozzerella and a fresh basil leaf. Excellent appetizer.

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