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Fresh Mozzarella and Tomatoes

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Fresh Mozzarella and Tomatoes
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8
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Enjoy this easy refrigerated cheese and tomato salad - perfect side dish.

Ingredients

4
medium tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/4
cup olive or canola oil
1
tablespoon chopped fresh 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 cloves garlic, finely chopped
8
ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
Salad greens, if desired

Directions

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

This delicious salad goes well with baked rigatoni and other pasta dishes.

Tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, a phytochemical (or naturally occurring plant chemical in foods) that may have cancer-fighting properties.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
(
Saturated Fat
4g
)
Cholesterol
15mg
Sodium
190mg
Total Carbohydrate
4g
(
Dietary Fiber
1g
)
Protein
8g
Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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