Basil and Heirloom Tomato Salad

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  • Yield 4 servings

When your basil is knee-high in the garden and tomatoes are at their peak, make with quick-and-easy salad.

Serve with fresh Italian or French bread rounds.


1 pound fresh mozzarella, sliced 1/4 inch thick
2 medium heirloom tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
12 large basil leaves, julienned
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
Salt and fresh-ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Make alternating layers of cheese and tomato slices on a serving plate (alternate colors if using different-colored tomatoes). Sprinkle basil over the top. Drizzle with oil and vinegar. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.



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