Makes 6 servings.
- 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1 tsp. ground pepper
- 4 large, ripe tomatoes
- 2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) il Giardino® Fresh Mozzarella cheese
- 18 fresh basil leaves o Freshly ground pepper, to taste
In a small bowl, whisk together all salad dressing ingredients. Slice tomatoes into wedges. Drain il Giardino® Fresh Mozzarella cheese from brine and cut into 1/4 inch slices. Arrange tomatoes, cheese and basil leaves on individual plates; drizzle with salad dressing. Let stand 10 minutes to blend flavors. Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper.