Garlic-Basil Tomatoes with Mozzarella

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Garlic-Basil Tomatoes with Mozzarella



Garlic-Basil Tomatoes with Mozzarella
Number of Servings: 8 Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: No cooking required Source: burginfamily
Food Groups: Dairy, Vegetables
Meal Type: Appetizers, Salads & Dressings
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium
Special Features: Make Ahead

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

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

Preparation:

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.


Nutrient Information
Calories: 181
Total Fat: 14 g
Saturated Fat: 5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 6 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 153 mg
Carbohydrates: 5 g
Protein: 8 g
Fiber: <1 g
Vitamin A: 216 IU
Vitamin C: 12 mg
Calcium: 219 mg
Iron:

Cook's Notes:

Purchasing -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.

To reduced the fat in this dish, choose mozzarella made with part skim milk.

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