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Update the Italian tomato salad with a rich, tart dressing.

Marian Cooper Cairns
Recipe by Southern Living June 2014

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Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
25 mins
total:
25 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Arrange tomatoes and cheese on a serving platter, placing basil leaves between slices. Sprinkle with desired amount of salt and pepper.

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  • Saute chopped bacon in a large skillet over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp. Remove from heat, reserving bacon and 2 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Let stand 1 minute. Add vinegar and oil, stirring to loosen browned bits from bottom of skillet. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. kosher salt and 1/2 tsp. black pepper. Drizzle warm bacon mixture over tomatoes and cheese. Serve immediately.

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