Fresh tomato and Mozzarella cheese have always been a perfect match to make a light and yet very delicious salad. The key to this Italian salad is the freshness of the ingredients.
There are a few variations to this salad but you would never go wrong with fresh tomato, basil leaves and good Mozzarella. It would be perfect if you could get Burrata instead of Mozzarella. Accompanied with good extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper and balsamic vinegar, this is a super easy and yet super appetizing cold salad to start your meal!
200 grams fresh tomato
200 grams Mozzarella (Or Burrata)
2 bunches of fresh sweet Basil leaves
2 tbsp good grade Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fresh pepper from mill
Balsamic Vinegar (optional)
Wash and slice tomato into halves (If using bigger tomato, cut into thin slices)
Finely slice the basil leaves. Keep few leaves for garnishing.
Toss the tomato and chopped basil leaves with olive oil, salt and pepper. Keep in fridge for 15 minutes.
Slice Mozzarella and place them on plates.
Top the cheese with the tomato salad. Garnish with remaining whole basil leaves and drizzle balsamic vinegar.
Serve cold. Yum!
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