The freshness of your ingredients — heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella balls and basil — makes this simple salad divinely delicious. Ideal for late summer gatherings with friends or as a light weekend lunch with rustic bread and wine.
1/2 pound fresh mozzarella balls (about 2), drained and sliced
1/2 bunch fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons dry white wine
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Alternating layers, arrange tomatoes, whole basil leaves and cheese on a plate. In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice and wine. Slowly whisk in oil. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over tomatoes and cheese and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
Per Serving:250 calories (160 from fat), 18g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 25mg cholesterol, 540mg sodium, 9g carbohydrates, (2 g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 14g protein.