Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad
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Red, green, and white... eat the colors of Italy with this authentic, Italian Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad.
What You'll Need
- 3 large ripe tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices (about 1-1/2 pounds) (see note)
- 12 fresh basil leaves
- 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch strips
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
What to Do
- Arrange tomato slices on a serving platter. Top each tomato slice with a basil leaf and a cheese strip.
- Combine oil and lemon juice; drizzle over tomato salad. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.
Vine-ripened tomatoes are preferable for this fresh salad. They're available year-round but are at their peak from June through September.
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