This salad is at its best when garden ripetomatoes are used.
Recipe: Vidalia Onion, Tomatoand Fresh Basil Salad
1 large Vidalia onion, sliced
2 large ripe tomatoes, sliced
8 ounces regular mozzarella cheese, sliced
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red or white wine vinegar1 large clove garlic, finely mincedFreshly ground black pepperCoarse kosher or sea salt to taste
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves cut into chiffonade (very thin strips)
Makes 4 servings.
- Be sure to slice the onion, tomato andcheese in unform widths not only for eye appeal, but for bestflavor dispertion between the three components.
- You can use slices of fresh mozzarellainstead of regular mozzarella.
- Place a tea towel under the bowl whilewhisking to prevent it from slipping and sliding.
- Other sweet onions such as Walla Walla,Maui Sweet or Texas 1015 can be used also.
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