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Fresh Mozzarella-Tomato-Basil Salad

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 282
  • fat 22.7 g
  • cholesterol 40 mg
  • sodium 767 mg

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.