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Tomato, Mozzarella and Prosciutto Salad - Recipe

An Italian-style salad combining the fresh flavors of ripe tomatoes, aromatic basil, and smooth mozzarella with the richness of prosciutto and the tangy flavor of balsamic vinegar. You can also try our Green Tomato Salsa recipe for a way to prepare your green tomatoes.
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Tomato, Mozzarella and Prosciutto Salad Recipe
  • Cut tomatoes into medium width slices, approximately 8 slices.
  • Cut cheese into slices of similar sized widths as the tomato slices. A round buffalo mozzarella (di buffala) or a burratta cheese allows the slices to closely match the round slices of the tomatoes.
  • On each salad plate, or on a large serving plate, arrange the tomato and cheese slices so they alternate, laying first a slice of tomato and then a slice of cheese. As each slice of tomato is placed on the plate, add a little salt and pepper over each slice.
  • Sprinkle the onion, garlic and capers over the slices of cheese and tomatoes and then top with the sliced prosciutto ham.
  • Whisk together olive oil, vinegar and mustard. Season to taste.
  • Drizzle dressing over all the ingredients, and when ready to serve, garnish with basil.
  • Serves 2 as an entrée or it can be divided to serve 4 as a side salad. When serving 4, use 2 slices of tomato and 1 slice of cheese or vary amounts as desired.
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 2
Serving Size: 1 each
-2 large ripe tomatoes
-10 ounces fresh burrata or mozzarella cheese, sliced
- salt and pepper to taste
- small red onion, chopped fine
-1 small garlic clove, peeled and diced small
-3 tablespoons capers, rinsed
-1/4 pound prosciutto ham, sliced thin
- fresh basil leaves for garnish
-2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
-1 tablespoon balsamic or red wine vinegar
-1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (or spicy brown mustard)