Salad — Mixed Colour Tomato Salad with Basil and Buffalo Mozarella Cheese

I rarely do detailed meal planning, until after I have shopped at the local Farmers' Market. This week I came upon the perfect ingredients for this yummy salad — a bag of colorful small “Heritage” tomatoes, a bunch of fresh Basil, and freshly made Mozarella bocconcinis from the Mahoe Cheese Factory stall (http://www.mahoecheese.co.nz/).

Recipe feeds 4 as part of a light lunch

Ingredients:

  • Small tomatoes of several different colours, about 5 per person, sliced
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Mozarella bocconcinis cheese, about two “balls”, cut in half, then sliced
  • 1 very generous hand full of fresh Basil leaves, left whole.

Instructions:

  1. Place the sliced tomatoes in a small bowl.
  2. Add the salt and pepper, to your taste, and pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil over.
  3. Stir gently.
  4. Allow to sit for an hour while you prepare other dishes.
  5. Pour the tomato mixture into a serving bowl, and arrange the bocconcini slices over the top in a layer.
  6. Add the basil leaves on top of the bocconcinis.
  7. After your guests are seated, pour a little bit more Olive Oil onto the basil leaves and toss the salad carefully to mix.

Enjoy!

 

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