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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

  1. Arrange tomato slices on a serving platter. Top each tomato slice with a basil leaf and a cheese strip.

  2. 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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