Paula's Mozzarella and Tomato Salad Recipe


From "The Cheese Lover's Cookbook & Guide" by Paula Lambert, founder of The Mozzarella Company in Dallas, Texas.

Step 1

Arrange the tomato and mozzarella slices on a platter or individual salad plates, overlapping the slices and fanning them out like a deck of cards. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Drizzle with the olive oil. Garnish with the basil; cut into very thin slices or tear into bits and sprinkle on top or leave the leaves whole and tuck them here and there between the mozzarella and tomato slices. Serve immediately.

Things You'll Need

  • 2large ripe tomatoes -- peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 8ounces fresh mozzarella cheese -- sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/4teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8leaves fresh basil

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