Tomato & Mozzarella Salad with Fresh Basil Dressing

A fresh & tasty salad perfect for summer BBQ or to accompany pasta, pizza or any Italian inspired dish. And so easy to make!!

A fresh & tasty salad perfect for summer BBQ or to accompany pasta, pizza or any Italian inspired dish. And so easy to make!!

Yields1 Serving
Salad
 Ripe Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Avocados. Optional - Torn Basil leaves & Balsamic Vinegar to serve
Dressing
 ¾ cup Good quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 1 cup Fresh Basil Leaves - torn
 ½ tsp Mrs Rogers Salt
 ½ tsp Mrs Rogers Coarse ground Gourmet or Black Pepper
 1 tsp Sugar
1

Simply slice tomatoes, mozzarella & avocado & arrange alternating on a serving plate (or make small stacks of tomato, layered with a slice of mozzarella, then topped with a slice of avocado).

2

Sprinkle serving plate with torn fresh basil leaves.

3

To make dressing, add olive oil, basil leaves, sugar, salt & pepper to a blender & blend until smooth. If the dressing resembles a pesto, add further olive oil to thin.

4

Drizzle the salad with the dressing & add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar before serving.

HINTS & TIPS; Blend a clove of garlic with the dressing for an extra hit of flavour;Add the juice of half a lemon to add acidity & sharp flavour; Use the dressing over grilled chicken breasts for an easy, flavourful meal.

Ingredients

Salad
 Ripe Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Avocados. Optional - Torn Basil leaves & Balsamic Vinegar to serve
Dressing
 ¾ cup Good quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 1 cup Fresh Basil Leaves - torn
 ½ tsp Mrs Rogers Salt
 ½ tsp Mrs Rogers Coarse ground Gourmet or Black Pepper
 1 tsp Sugar

Directions

1

Simply slice tomatoes, mozzarella & avocado & arrange alternating on a serving plate (or make small stacks of tomato, layered with a slice of mozzarella, then topped with a slice of avocado).

2

Sprinkle serving plate with torn fresh basil leaves.

3

To make dressing, add olive oil, basil leaves, sugar, salt & pepper to a blender & blend until smooth. If the dressing resembles a pesto, add further olive oil to thin.

4

Drizzle the salad with the dressing & add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar before serving.

Tomato & Mozzarella Salad with Fresh Basil Dressing