Entrées Sides & Accompaniments
This salad is remarkably simple, but impressive in its presentation! Dazzle your friends with this dish as a gourmet starter to a meal.
Makes 4 servings
4 SUNSET® Kumato™ tomatoes
4 medium size fresh mozarella balls (the kind that are packed in water), drained well
1 small bunch fresh basil
4 Tbsp purchased balsamic glaze*
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
coarse sea salt & fresh cracked black pepper
Cut each tomato into 4 slices. Cut each mozarella ball into 3 slices.
On individual plates, stack the tomato slices alternating with the mozzarella slices and basil leaves - starting and finishing with a tomato. Reserve extra basil for garnish.
Drizzle each tomato mozarella stack with 1 Tbsp of the balsamic glaze and a 1/2 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Garnish with additional basil.
Chef's Notes: *Balsamic glaze is found in many well-stocked grocery stores and specialty food shops. If you are unable to find it, then you can make it easily. Combine 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar and 2 Tbsp sugar in a small pan. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Reduce heat to low and slowly simmer for 10 to 12 minutes to reduce liquid to about 1/4 cup or a light syrup texture. Watch carefully so as not to over-reduce. Store covered at room temperature until needed.