Heirloom tomato caprese salad

3
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
8 min
Prep
8 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
This classic Italian salad showcases the magic that can be happen when a handful of well-chosen ingredients are thoughtfully combined at the peak of their season. Using the ripest summer tomatoes, freshest mozzarella cheese, and the most fragrant basil you can find is key to making this salad shine. Heirloom tomatoes come in an array of shapes, sizes, and colors, so consider using a mix here for the most beautiful presentation and a wonderfully tasty mix of flavors. Basil oil offers a subtle hint of herby flavor in this salad; it can be found in larger supermarkets and in specialty food stores.

Ingredients

Olive oil

1 Tbsp, or basil oil

Fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

Mixed greens

3 cup(s)

Fresh tomato(es)

1 pound(s), heirloom variety, sliced

Whole milk mozzarella cheese

¼ pound(s), sliced

Uncooked red onion(s)

½ small, thinly sliced

Basil

½ cup(s), fresh leaves

Instructions

  1. To make the dressing, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Place the salad greens on a platter. Alternately arrange the tomatoes, mozzarella, red onion, and basil in overlapping rows on top of the greens. Drizzle with the dressing and serve at once. Yields 1 generous cup per serving.