Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella salad

Hey all! This is my first post to food blog and I'm really excited to have the opportunity to contribute!

This tomato, basil and mozzarella salad is one of my favorite summer snacks. It also serves as a the perfect light dinner for those summer evenings when its to hot to even want to touch the stove.
It also only takes 10 minutes or less to prepare.

Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad

3 Tomatoes
Fresh basil leaves
Mozzarella cheese

Slice up the tomatoes and mozzarella into medium thin slices. You want them to be thick enough to pick up easily with your hands but thin enough that its not impossible to eat it in one bite.

Now this is so easy that the most important part is really presentation. You can either arrange them in stacks of deliciousness like I've done by putting the slices of mozzarella on top of the tomato and then laying one or two leaves of basil on top.
(This one is good for a one person meal or something to snack on with a friend. Forks not required.)

Or, you can arrange it with more of an artistic flair like this ...
which is a great presentation for parties where guests can pick at the arrangement as part of a larger meal.

With either arrangement, just add some garlic and salt to taste and your ready to go.

1 comment:

Anna said...


I LOOOOOOVVVEEE fresh mozzarella! I dont think I've ever seen this dish made with whole basil leaves before, usually it was just covered in olive oil and ground basil and other herbs. yummy!