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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tomato Mozzarella Salad (Insalata Caprese)

This is so easy to make and delicious. It's tasty and extremely popular, especially as a starter before a main course or as a simple appetizer. Just slice the tomatoes and layer them with fresh mozzarella and pour the dressing over the salad.

Ingredients:
2 large tomatoes
50g Mozzarella cheese
2 tsp fresh/ dry basil
2 tsp olive oil
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preparation:
1. Slice tomato and mozzarella thinly.
2. For dressing, combine vinegar, olive oil and whisk until oil is thoroughly blended.
3. Arrange tomato and cheese slices, alternately on serving plate or individual salad plates.
4. Pour the dressing over the slices.
5. Sprinkle basil, pepper and salt over the salad.

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