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June 05, 2017

Tomato & Mozzarella Salad with Fresh Basil

I make this at least once a week at our house.  How is it not on this blog?  I've shared my favorite Tomato Mozzarella Bruschetta Platter, but not this.  It is such a beautiful side dish/salad and is good any season, but especially in summer.  It is sort of one of those no-brainer recipes, but I've add bad ones before at restaurants.  Here are a couple of tips : 

Use the best tomatoes you can find.  
Use lots of olive oil.  Don't underestimate its flavor/impact.
Use sea salt - lots.  
Burrata would be great instead of the Fresh Mozzarella.  In a pinch, skip the mozzarella.  Good tomatoes don't need any help!

This is our favorite Summertime Menu.

Get all of the recipes and details from this menu, here.

Tomato & Mozzarella 
herbed salad

Large, Ripe Red Tomatoes
Yellow Cherry Tomatoes
Fresh Mozzarella (Ball or Log)
Olive Oil
Sea Salt
Fresh Basil
Fresh Chives (optional)

Slice Tomatoes and Mozzarella.  Spread them on a plate or platter.  Arrange cherry tomatoes on top.  Drizzle generously with olive oil.  Sprinkle with sea salt.  Top with fresh basil and chopped chives.

Serve cold or at room temperature.

*If making ahead of time, assemble completely except for salt and olive oil.

Get all of the recipes and details from this menu, here.

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