Fresh Mozzarella-Tomato-Basil Salad

Southern Living
For an extra sprinkling of color, use multi-colored peppercorns and grind them over the salad just before serfvng.
6 servings


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1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese*
2 large red tomatoes, sliced
1 large yellow tomato, sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup shredded or chopped fresh basil


Remove cheese from brine, and cut into 12 slices; sprinkle tomato slices evenly with salt. Alternate tomato and cheese slices on a platter; drizzle with olive oil. Cover and chill 4 hours. Just before serving, sprinkle with freshly ground pepper and basil.

Note:*Fresh mozzarella is a soft white cheese available at gourmet grocery stores or cheese shops. Sometimes it's packed in brine, a strong solution of water and salt useed for pickling or preserving foods.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 282
Fat 22.7 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Sodium 767 mg