Serious Salads

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Marinated Mozzarella, Cherry Tomato and Basil Salad

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Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil are a classic combination, but sometimes the dish can be very bland. Here, cherry-sized mozzarella balls (ciliegine) are marinated in extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, salt and pepper, and then tossed with sweet cherry tomatoes and golden balsamic vinegar. Nothing bland about that.

Regular balsamic vinegar will work but will darken the milky white color of the mozzarella. Use golden if you can.


About the author: Jennifer Segal is the chef behind the popular food blog, Once Upon a Chef.

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