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Category: Antipasti, Salads & Soups
Servings: 4 - 8
Total time: 15 min
Level: Easy
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An authentic Italian recipe from our kitchen to yours. Buon Appetito!

Ingredients

- 2 medium vine ripened tomatoes or beefsteak tomatoes

- 16 oz. ball fresh pulled mozzarella cheese

- 8 large basil leaves (or 16 small leaves)

- High quality extra virgin olive oil

- Salt and pepper

Directions

1.  Rinse and dry the tomatoes. Remove the woody core of each tomato and slice each of them into 4 rounds.

2.  Slice the ball of mozzarella into 8 slices.

3.  Rinse and pat dry the basil leaves.

 

 

 

4.  On a serving plate, alternate a slice of tomato, a slice of mozzarella and 1 or 2 basil leaves in any form desired.

5.  Drizzle 1 - 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the top of the salad and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature.