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Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

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Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Salad
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 3 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8
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This Italian classic showcases the colors of Italy with red tomatoes, green basil sprigs and white mozzarella cheese.
Updated Jun 29, 2006

Ingredients

  • 4 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 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

Steps

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

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Slash fat grams by decreasing the oil to 2 tablespoons and adding 1 tablespoon water.
  • tip 2
    Fresh mozzarella is a soft white cheese with a mild, delicate flavor. Find it in Italian markets, cheese shops and some supermarkets.

Nutrition

150 Calories, 12 g Total Fat, 8 g Protein, 4 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
12 g
Saturated Fat
5 g
Cholesterol
15 mg
Sodium
190 mg
Potassium
160 mg
Total Carbohydrate
4 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Protein
8 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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