Looking for a quick appetizer idea? Then check out this cheese and fresh tomatoes recipe that requires no cooking at all and is ready in just 30 minutes!
medium tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
oz fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch slices
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
tablespoons balsamic or red wine vinegar
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
Freshly ground pepper
On round plate, arrange tomato and cheese slices alternately. Drizzle oil and vinegar over tomatoes and cheese. Sprinkle with basil and pepper.
Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes to blend flavors. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.
Ripe tomatoes at their peak of flavor are essential to this simple but satisfying combination. Those mealy, weak-colored tomatoes just won't do, thank you. Serve with breadsticks and a nice medium- to light-bodied red wine.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
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- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
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% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.