Fresh Tomato Mozzarella Side Salad

Fresh Tomato Mozzarella Side Salad


  • 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 4 Fresh basil leaves, finely chopped or shredded
  • 1/2 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt (or any other coarse salt)
  • Bel Gioioso Fresh Mozzarella (about 16 oz.)
  • 4 Vine ripened tomatoes OR 4-6 Roma tomatoes


  1. Slice the mozzarella into 1/2 inch slices.
  2. Slice the tomatoes into slices.
  3. Arrange the slices alternating the mozzarella and tomatoes in a row.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and then with balsamic vinegar
  5. Sprinkle with a pinch of Kosher salt.
  6. Stack 4 basil leaves together at a time and roll up tightly like a log.
  7. Make slices along the rolled up leaves diagonally with a knife. Loosen the leaves and you should see strips of basil leaves.
  8. Sprinkle the strings of basil over the slices of mozzarella and tomatoes.
  9. Serve chilled.

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