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Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Stacks …

Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Stacks

Celebrate summer with this beautiful and delicious salad!
Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Stacks
Last Friday night we had friends over to grill, swim and unwind after the week. My friend Betsy made this salad for us and it went perfectly with our burgers. I am hoping to make it again later this summer with my own garden tomatoes! Thank you Betsy, it was fun (and delicious!)!

Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Stacks

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Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Stacks

Ingredients:

  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 4 medium-sized vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar

Directions:

  1. To julienne basil leaves: Stack basil leaves and roll tightly into a cigar type roll. Slice into thin ribbons.
  2. Cut tomatoes and mozzarella into 1/4" thick slices. Arrange tomato and mozzarella slices into stacks of alternating layers. Sprinkle julienned basil and sea salt over each stack. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over each stack and serve immediately.

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Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Stacks
Enjoy your long July 4th weekend!
We are headed to Pensacola to visit family…will be back next week!

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32 Responses to “Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Stacks …”

  1. Erica posted July 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    This is seriously one of my favorite combinations. I can't stay away from them when they're on a restaurant menu 🙂 Delicious, simple. Happy Summer!!

  2. Maria posted July 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Love the stacks! This one has all of my favorites.

  3. Ashley posted July 1, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    This looks delicious Aggie!

  4. Katie posted July 1, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    This looks gorgeous! And I can't wait to make it this weekend!

  5. Lisa posted July 1, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Love these!

  6. Barbara Bakes posted July 1, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    What a beautiful, easy summer salad!

  7. ♥peachkins♥ posted July 1, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    This looks really elegant and delicious!

    Have a great week!

  8. Mary posted July 1, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Aggie, what a great way to present an old favorite. This looks delicious.

  9. Patsyk posted July 1, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    This is such a nice presentation for something that is simple and delicious!

  10. HoneyB posted July 1, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Gorgeous!

  11. Cathy posted July 1, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Salads just do not get any better than this. I could eat this every day in the summer and never get tired of it. It's beautiful!

    Have a great time in Pensacola! Happy 4th!

  12. Bob posted July 1, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Looks light and tasty!

  13. Meghan posted July 1, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    This looks great! I love caprese salad!!!

  14. Megan posted July 1, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Definitely one of my favorite things to eat as soon as the summer tomatoes are at their ripest! I've never stacked them though — they look beautiful and easier to eat that way!

  15. sliceofsueshe posted July 1, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    I am totally drooling right now.

  16. magnolianfp posted July 1, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Hello,

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    I would urge every concerned parent to see this film. It’s not about fat or thin, it’s about an entire generation of children, born after the year 2000, in which one out of every three will have early onset diabetes. It’s about feeling secure in what your children are eating, and about educating them to make good choices themselves.

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  17. magnolianfp posted July 1, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Hello,

    I’m working on a film called Food Inc. It was just released theatrically across the US. This documentary focuses on the industrial food system in America. One of the characters It features is Barbara Kowalcyk, a mother who lost her son to E. coli after all eating together at a fast food restaurant during a family vacation. Her story, along with the testimony of experts like Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) and Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) brings to light the importance of not only know what our children are eating, but where it came from, how safe it is, and how our current industrial food system has hidden the real costs of our food chain from us.

    I would urge every concerned parent to see this film. It’s not about fat or thin, it’s about an entire generation of children, born after the year 2000, in which one out of every three will have early onset diabetes. It’s about feeling secure in what your children are eating, and about educating them to make good choices themselves.

    The more educated we are as parents/grandparents/aunts and uncles/educators, the better off we are to give our children the knowledge and the ammunition to make better choices and lead healthier lives.

    You can find when/where Food Inc will open near you at: http://www.magpictures.com/dates.aspx?id=3e3938d1-b785-4286-9ae0-8eb5952f1480

    Find out more and watch the trailer at: http://www.foodincmovie.com

    Arianne Ayers

    Publicity and Marketing Director

    Magnolia Pictures

    49 W. 27th St. 7th Floor

    New York, NY 10001

    work: 212-924-6701 x216

    mobile: 917-344-9928

    aayers@magpictures.com

  18. Celine posted July 1, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    i would LOVE one of these right now! my favorite. happy 4th!

  19. teresa posted July 1, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    I was in love with the very title of this post before I even opened it! This looks amazing! I love the combination of tomatoes, mozzerella and tomatoes.

  20. Melissa posted July 1, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    This is my favorite way to welcome summer. Beautiful. I love the way you julienne the basil too; it's my preferred method as well, as opposed to the oft-seen whole leaves in the stacks.

  21. Jamie posted July 1, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Aggie,
    This just speaks summer to me. I would absolutely love this. We may have to make it during your visit. See you tomorrow.

  22. The Duo Dishes posted July 1, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Yum. Stacks are fun to eat. We make them with potatoes but never tomatoes. Never a better time to try.

  23. Cucinista posted July 1, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Great combination, great presentation, the tastes of summer!

  24. Debbie posted July 1, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Looks so good!!

  25. Mary Ann posted July 1, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! These stacks just say summer.

  26. sippitysup posted May 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I sense a transition here from Spring to Summer!

  27. JulieD posted May 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing this recipe on facebook. I love fresh mozzarella!

  28. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel posted May 27, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    They look so pretty 🙂

  29. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. posted May 27, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    I love these

  30. Flavia posted May 27, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Looks delicious! This is one of my all time favorite summer salads. l love the idea of stacking the tomato and mozzarella slices.

  31. Cookin' Canuck posted May 28, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    This is one of my favorite summertime flavor combinations. Your presentation is so pretty.

  32. Elle posted June 8, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    One of all time favorites! There’s nothing like picking a tomato and a handful of basil from the garden and putting this together. Fabulous!

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