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Tomato, Buffalo Mozzarella and Basil Salad

Tomato, Buffalo Mozzarella and Basil Salad

This is a wonderful summer salad and can be made with or without cheese. Although the best tasting mozzarella cheese is from buffalo not cow. This cheese has a softer texture, is sweet and delicate and packed in water. In Italy it is called a caprese insalata. The salad is fresh, colorful, rich in antioxidants and vitamins C and A. This is one of a handful of recipes with dairy.



Tomato Basil Salad
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Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Legume Free, Nut Free, Paleo, Soy Free
Recipe type: Salads, Sides
Serves: 4
  • 1½ lb. small tomatoes (red, yellow, purple)
  • Course salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 t. fresh oregano or 1t. dried oregano
  • 8 oz. buffalo mozzarella cheese (optional)
  • ¼ c. basil leaves, torn
  • ¼ c. olive oil
  • 2 T. balsamic vinegar
  1. Slice tomatoes or if small cut in half and arrange on platter.
  2. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and oregano.
  3. Slice cheese balls and layer over tomatoes.
  4. Arrange basil leaves over tomato mixture and let sit for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  5. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over tomato mixture.


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