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Fresh is Best Mozzarella and Tomato Salad Tower

Fortunately, tomatoes are available all during the year. During the summer and fall, think about making tower tomato salad recipes. They are perfect because the garden is loaded with fantastically incredible fresh tomatoes. Perhaps you have basil plants, as well. That lets you have an extremely fresh salad for lunch or dinner. We get antioxidants, vitamin C, and vitamin K, known to maintain bone health, from tomatoes. Salad recipes designed to keep our bodies healthy give us enjoyable flavors at the same time. Raw vegetables provide important nutrients and because different herbs and spices like basil and cinnamon are often part of the salad, it is a win-win meal.

Some people enjoy making mini towers with fresh mozzarella pearls, slightly larger than marbles, Roma tomatoes, and basil. You can get fresh mozzarella, which is quite soft, in 8-ounce and 16-ounce balls, as well, which is the size you want for this recipe. It is quite easy to mix or press the cut basil into the cheese since is very soft. Mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes combine their goodness to create an incredible tower of freshness.

Basil complements many herbs and foods, making it a wonderful addition to many salad recipes. Add chopped basil to your lemon or balsamic vinaigrette dressing to boost antioxidants and make an interesting flavor. This elegant salad is simple and easy to make. The flavor is stupendous. Put a bit of dressing between each layer to wake up taste buds and spark extra flavor. Friends and family will never believe how easy it is to create this incredible salad.

Some salads are just too delicious to keep hidden in wraps, the Fresh is Best Mozzarella, and Tomato Tower is one of them. There are so many different ways to display tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese in a salad. For ambience on a special afternoon, choose a tower. Not only does it make a spectacular presentation, it is fun to create and tastes good, too.

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Summary: This exciting and unusual twist on the classic caprese salad boasts mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and a really delicious, tangy lemon vinaigrette. What an elegant appetizer this would make!
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Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • 4 very large ripe red tomatoes
  • 16-ounce ball of fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 4 sprigs of fresh basil with 2 or 3 leaves each for garnish
  • ¼ cup torn basil leaves
  • Lemon vinaigrette
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Wash the basil and place it on paper towels to dry.
  2. Wash and trim the top from each tomato. Trim the tomato bottom flat if it is too rounded to remain steady on the plate. Slice into five slices each across the center.
  3. Mix the chopped basil with the mozzarella cheese, shaping it back into a round shape. Cut 16 slices approximately ⅓ - inch thickness.
  4. Place the bottom of each tomato on a separate salad plate and layer the tomato slices and basil mozzarella slices. The top of the tomato goes at the top of the tower. Decorate with the basil sprigs and leaves at the top (refer to the picture). Drizzle with lemon vinaigrette. Add salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
Notes
Take advantage of the garden season by creating salads that wow the group. With international trade, there are always delicious fruits and vegetables mentioned in salad recipes we discover. Family and friends will be impressed with your culinary skills and you will be delighted to discover how enjoyable it is to build such beautiful salads.

Photo Description:

Incredibly inviting, this stacked mozzarella and tomato salad features layers of sliced tomato and soft, creamy fresh mozzarella kissed by bits of basil. A sprig of basil, artfully placed over the top of the tower, garnishes the top slice of tomato. A white salad plate shows off the perfection of this, one of the more beautiful fresh veggie stacked salad recipes. How creative and interesting to build the tower upwards rather than placing it flat against a bowl. Seasonal holidays that are celebrated with red, green, and white color schemes include Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, and Cinco de Mayo.
 


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Christine Szalay-Kudra


Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.


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