Garlic-Basil Tomatoes with Mozzarella

This salad is the perfect showcase for your fresh garden tomatoes and basil!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

4
medium tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/4
cup plus 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
3
tablespoons red wine vinegar
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/8
teaspoon salt
3
drops red pepper sauce
2
large garlic cloves, finely chopped
8
ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
Salad greens, if desired

  • 1 Place tomatoes in glass or plastic dish.
  • 2 Shake remaining ingredients except cheese and salad greens in tightly covered container. Pour over tomatoes. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours to blend flavors, turning occasionally.
  • 3 Layer cheese alternately with tomatoes on salad greens.

Expert Tips

The fresh mozzarella cheese called for in this recipe is a soft white cheese with a mild, delicate flavor. It has a different flavor than regular mozzarella and can be found in Italian markets, cheese shops and some supermarkets.

Tomato and Mozzarella Pitas are as easy as serving this fragrant mixture in pita bread halves.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
125 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14 g
14 %
(Saturated Fat
4 g,
4 %
),
Cholesterol
15 mg
15 %;
Sodium
190 mg
190 %;
Total Carbohydrate
4 g
4 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
8 g
8 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
14%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.