Caprese Salad

“This is one of my favorite summer salads. Fresh and flavorful!”  Thanks Jen Ozick!  Read more about Jen in the About Us section.

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

½ fresh lemon, juiced

1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/4 pounds (about 3-4 BIG) vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced

6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, drained and sliced

2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Preparation:

Whisk the lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in the oil to blend. Set the dressing aside.

Cut the tomatoes into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Layer the tomatoes and cheese on a platter. Drizzle the dressing over. Sprinkle with the basil and additional salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts: Calories: 219; Fat: 18.7g; Protein: 11.1g; Carbohydrates: 1.8g.

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