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Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Salad

Mozzarella Tomato and Basil Salad


Salad Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper


  • 4 large, ripe tomatoes
  • 1 pound (16 ounces) Wisconsin fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 18 fresh basil leaves
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all salad dressing ingredients.
  2. Slice tomatoes into wedges.
  3. Drain fresh mozzarella from brine; cut into 1/4 inch slices.
  4. Arrange tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil leaves on individual plates; drizzle with salad dressing.
  5. Let stand for 10 minutes to blend flavors.
  6. Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper.

Servings: 6

Recipe and photo credit: Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin


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