Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Salad with a Kick

  • Yield: 8 servings


2pounds large water-packed fresh mozzarella, sliced 1/4 inch thick
4large ripe tomatoes or assorted heirloom tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1bunch basil, leaves removed from stems (about 1 cup leaves)
1/2cup hot cherry pepper slices (See Note)
1/2cup extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2cup red wine vinegar, optional


  1. Arrange alternating slices of cheese and tomatoes on a large platter, overlapping the slice. Place basil leaves in between every couple of slices. Scatter the cherry peppers over the platter. Drizzle the olive oil over all and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with vinegar, if using.  

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 482
  • Fat 40g
  • Saturated Fat 17g
  • Cholesterol 90mg
  • Sodium 717mg
  • Carbohydrate 6g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 26g