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Tomato-Mozzarella Salad

Feel free to use a mixture of basil varieties (sweet green, purple, lemon, Thai, chocolate, or others).

Yield: 4 servings
  • 6-8 oz. fresh mozzarella, thickly sliced 
  • 3 lbs. ripe tomatoes, thickly sliced 
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced 
  • 1 c. fresh basil leaves, chopped 
  • 1/3 c. olive oil 
  • 5 T. balsamic vinegar 
  • salt to taste 
  • freshly ground pepper to taste 
  • fresh basil sprigs (optional)

Layer cheese, tomatoes, onion, and basil on four salad plates or in bowls. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with basil, if desired. 

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