tomato, basil, and fresh mozzarella salad

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  • add   Basil sauce:
  • add   1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • add   1/3 cup vegetable broth
  • add   1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • add   1 teaspoon sea salt
  • add   Salad:
  • add   12 (1/4-inch-thick) slices yellow tomato (1 1/2 pounds)
  • add   12 (1/4-inch-thick) slices red tomato (1 1/2 pounds)
  • add   1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded fresh mozzarella cheese
  • add   1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • add   1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil

Instructions

  1. To prepare basil sauce, cook 1 cup basil leaves in boiling water 15 seconds; drain. Plunge basil into ice water; drain and pat dry. Combine basil and broth in a blender; process until smooth. Let mixture stand 2 hours at room temperature. Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Add vinegar and salt, stirring with a whisk.
  2. To prepare salad, arrange yellow and red tomato slices alternately on a large platter. Drizzle with basil sauce; sprinkle with cheese and pepper. Top with 1/2 cup sliced basil. Serve immediately.
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LB.Mozaffarian 17:24, 17 Sep 2012

love the Salad, I tried it , deserves 100 yummies!
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weez 12:30, 25 Feb 2008

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sshadmand 05:37, 06 Aug 2007

CALORIES 60(32% from fat); FAT 2.1g (sat 1.1g,mono 0.6g,poly 0.3g); PROTEIN 3.2g; CHOLESTEROL 6mg; CALCIUM 70mg; SODIUM 369mg; FIBER 2g; IRON 1.2mg; CARBOHYDRATE 8.4g

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