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Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Salad

Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil SaladFor a superb taste delight, use homegrown garden tomatoes or vine-ripened tomatoes, such as campari tomatoes, to make this classic Italian Caprese salad.

Recipe Ingredients:

Salad Dressing:
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

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a small bowl whisk together all salad dressing ingredients.
  2. Cut tomatoes into 1/4-inch thick slices. Drain Fresh Mozzarella from water; cut into 1/4-inch slices.
  3. Arrange tomatoes, Mozzarella and fresh basil leaves on individual plates; drizzle with salad dressing.
  4. 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.