Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Salad

A quintessential Italian dish ~ summer on a plate!

  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 0
  • Prep time 10 mins
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Ingredients

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  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes - halved
  • 8 oz Mozzarella cheese* - ciliegine | baby
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp vinegar - balsamic | white
  • 2 pinches sea salt flakes
  • 1 radish - finely sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves
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Method

Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Salad

 

SLICE cherry tomatoes in half and some in quarters.  THINLY slice radishes.

 

DRAIN MOZZARELLA.

 

PLATE ARTFULLY arranging tomatoes & mozzarella + sliced radishes. sprinkle with vinegar, salt & olive oil.

 

SCATTER with fresh basil leaves. SERVE soon after assembling. SERVE with Basil Pesto or balsamic vinegar if you like.

 

SERVE with fresh bread, olives alongside a charcuterie board, or other salads for an authentic Italian meal.

Chef Hat Icon Chef tips + Ingredient Swaps + Ideas

MOZZARELLA de Buffalo is the best. Buffalo mozzarella is a mozzarella made from the milk of Italian Mediterranean buffalo.

 

RADISH you can skip them or use anything from a classic red or white radish to purple daikon or pink watermelon radish.

 

SWAP BASIL use chives, parsley, mint, nasturtium flowers,  oregano. 

 

SWAP Mozzarella for Burrata, feta cheese, goats cheese.

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