Thursday, February 28, 2008

Tomato Basal Mozzarella Salad (Compliments your BGE main dishes)


Non-traditional tomato basal mozzarella salad with a twist…onions and mixed salad greens!


Ingredients

3 med Tomatos - Italian or Organic
6 Mozzarella balls - 1-1.5” balls (fresh)
12 oz. Mixed Greens - Vegetable lover’s pre-packaged salads provide a mixture of vegetables without the price of buying them individually!Olive Oil To-taste
Balsamic Vinegar Heavy
¼ Onion User preference but the more the better!
Croutons Optional
Taste Salt and Pepper Fresh Ground

Preparation DirectionsPlace 2 cups of mixed greens in medium bowl
Quarter the tomatoes and half each quarter
Slice mozzarella into 3/16” sections
Dice Onion
Mix tomatos and mozzarella, and onion
Drizzle small amount of oil from mozzarella onto mix
Add small amount of Olive Oil (to taste)
Add Balsamic Vinegar (heavy)
Mix and let set

Cooking DirectionsLet set for 20-30 minutes in refrigerator then serve. Actually, if you drain off some of the vinegar on salad leftovers, you can refrigerate and use the next day by adding some fresh lettuce…this is much better than it may sound.