Tomato Mozzarella Salad

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Jan. 28, 2009

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.


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)


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
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 5 Minutes
Servings: 2