The simplest of Italian salads, prepared with buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, and sweet basil and seasoned with salt, red wine vinegar and olive oil.


  • 1 ball of buffalo mozzarella

  • 3 medium-size ripe tomatoes (or equivalent)

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Good-quality red wine vinegar

  • For the dressing

  • A handful of basil leaves

  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

  • Extra virgin olive oil


  • 1.

    First make your dressing. Keeping a few leaves aside for later, pound the the basil with a good pinch of salt in a mortar and pestle. Add a splash of oil and stir it in to make thick dressing.

  • 2.

    Carefully tear the mozzarella on to your serving plate. Roughly chop the tomatoes and add to the plate sprinkle over some olive oil, a little red-wine vinegar and salt and pepper. Drizzle the basil sauce over the top. Sprinkle the reserved basil leaves and serve.


Delicious served with a little proscuitto and some crunchy bread.

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Posted by jackicamReport
This is one of my favourite salads - just give me a plate of this with crusty Italian bread and a glass of Cab Sav and I'm happy : )