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Tomato, Red Onion, and Mozzarella Salad

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Categories: Entertaining, Quick to fix
Type: Appetizers and Snacks

Tomatoes, red onion, and mozzarella make the perfect combination.

Prep Time: 10M

Serves: Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 8 small ripe plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • handful of fresh basil leaves, torn
  • generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 handfuls of arugula (rocket) leaves
  • good splash of balsamic vinegar
  • 8oz (2 balls) fresh mozzarella, drained and torn into pieces
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Directions:

  1. Put the tomatoes, red onion, and half of the basil leaves in a bowl. Drizzle generously with olive oil, season well with salt and pepper, and toss gently to blend.
  2. Arrange the arugula leaves on a serving platter; drizzle with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spoon the tomato mixture over the top. Scatter with the torn mozzarella and the remaining basil leaves.
  4. Drizzle again with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and serve.
Tips:
  • Consider investing in a good-quality fruity extra virgin olive oil and an aged balsamic vinegar that is both deliciously sweet and thick.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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