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Tomato Mozzarella Salad

Vibs's picture
Here is a very simple, five minute recipe for a great tasting salad. No cooking, no mess and very nutritional. It looks good too. The combination of the colors complement the combination of flavors. This is a great appetizer before almost any Italian meal. In Italian, this salad is called “Insalata Caprese” which means salad from Capri.
Ingredients
  Ripe tomatoes 4
  Buffalo/Low fat mozzarella 200 Gram (Paneer Can Be Used As A Substitute)
  Pickled soft white onion slices 8
  Italian herb dressing 1 Tablespoon
  Basil leaves 1⁄2 Bunch (50 gm)
  Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Seasoned tomato paste 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Garnish)
  Vinaigrette dressing 1 Tablespoon
  Dijon mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Red wine vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper To Taste
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Arrange the tomato slices cut in half and pickled onion in overlapping layers on a platter. Drizzle with olive oil. Combine the Mozzarella pieces with olive oil and Italian dressing.Arrange the Mozzarella on top of the tomato and onion slices. Arrange the Basil leaves.

Combine the Vinegrette dressing ingredients, mixing well. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and let marinate for 1 to 2 hours or serve at once. Right before serving drizzle vinaigrette over salad and top with a dollop of Italian herb flavoured tomato paste.

Vinaigrette: Whisk all ingredients except olive oil. When thoroughly mixed drizzle in olive oil. (Keep whisking.)

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Dish: 
Dressing, Salad
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, Raw
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Quick, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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3 Comments

bucatar's picture
looks nice a litle change of regular presentation very nice
Prezi's picture
Hey Vibs.. another great recipe...I loved the presentation too. By the way, can mozzarella cheese be substituted with parmesan or cheddar varieties? What i want to know is would it really affect the taste?
ashmod's picture
This is something really unusual dish and looks very appealing:-) Hopefully the ingredients can be seen at some time.