Tomato-Cucumber Stack w/ Fresh Mozzarella

Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins

I had never heard of this dish before tasting it last summer at my fiancee's house. Then, everywhere I went it began to pop up. Its simple, down-to-earth charm depends upon the freshness of the ingredients- I can't wait for tomato season to return!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine vinegar and oil in small bowl; whisk in garlic, sugar and red pepper flakes.
  2. Arrange in individual stacks, or together on a serving platter, as follows: Cucumber, tomato, onion, mozzarella.
  3. Repeat layers as necessary.
  4. Scatter basil leaves liberally.
  5. Drizzle vinaigrette; best if flavors are left to marinate for one hour.


Most Helpful

this was great, and sooooo easy. i had more than enough fresh tomatoes from the garden, and it was a great combination of flavors. a keeper for sure!

bratty August 28, 2002

This is a wonderful way to use fresh produce! I'm fortunate to have an excellent Italian grocery store nearby where I can buy the fresh mozzarella. I overlapped the cucumber slices, the tomato slices and the mozzarella slices on a plate to make a pretty flower pattern. I used fresh basil leaves from my herb garden. Soooo good. Thanks for sharing this. :-)

Merlot July 26, 2002

I haven't tried this one but have another similar recipe (without the cucumber) and what you do is marinate the mozzarella with the vinegrette and then stack them up, hold together with a toothpick and put on the BBQ until the cheese starts to melt. VERY good.

becrossman October 02, 2002

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