Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 4 large ripe tomatoes (6 - 7 ounces each)

  2. 3/4 pound Mozzarella cheese

  3. 1/4 inch

  4. 12 fresh basil leaves

  5. Dressing:

  6. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  7. 1 1/2 tablespoons sherry vinegar, (or red wine vinegar if sherry vinegar is not available)

  8. 3/4 teaspoon salt

  9. 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Remove the core from each tomato. Place the tomatoes stem sides down on a cutting board and cut them vertically into ¼-inch-thick slices (6 to 8 slices per tomato), stopping about ½ inch from the base of each tomato, so that the slices are still attached at the stem end. Cut the mozzarella in half lengthwise, then into ¼-inch-thick slices, and insert a slice of mozzarella between the slices of tomato, creating a fan effect.

  2. For the dressing:

  3. Mix all the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.

  4. Arrange the tomatoes on a serving plate. Sprinkle with the diced onion and spoon some dressing on top so that it runs between the slices of tomato and mozzarella. Tear the basil leaves into pieces and scatter them around and on top of the tomatoes. Serve at room temperature.


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