Saturday, June 7, 2008

Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

fresh mozzarella and tomato saladPicture Source here

Yesterday I mentioned my mom and I shopped at Corrado's Family Market and bought fresh mozzarella. Since today is a hot day here in NJ we thought this popular Italian salad would hit the spot. It's a shame it is too early for the home grown Jersey tomatoes. That would have made this salad perfect.

2 large fresh ripe tomatoes (preferably home grown Jersey Big Boys) sliced thickly

1/2 lb. or more if you prefer fresh mozzarellasliced same thickness as the tomatoes

3 large sweet Italian basil leaves, sliced thinly

Extra Virgin olive oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

Arrange the tomatoes and cheese alternately on a platter. Drizzle with the olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (freshly ground) to taste.

Serve immediately. This recipe serves three as a side salad.

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