Tomato Basil Salad With Balsamic Dressing

"I got this recipe from The New American Heart Association Cookbook. Low fat, low calories, great taste...what's not to love! I usually add more cheese. Refrigerate the tomatoes for at least an hour before serving to let them soak in all that wonderful dressing!"
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  • For salad, arrange tomato slices on a large plate or platter. Sprinkle with basil.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Pour over tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle with cheeses. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Kay K.
    Where’s the slices of mozzarella in the recipe??
  2. desoto56texas
    Why does the picture show slices of mozzeralla but you call for shredded?


  1. Beth B.
    I would never ever use sugar in a Caprese salad. Lucious tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, some very lovely crystally sea salt, Some really good Olive oil and a few drops of balsamic. Done.
  2. Probably This
    This recipe was fantastic! We ended up adding more mozzarella to make it similar to a caprese salad, but either variation would be great.
  3. Bergy
    Refreshing dressing. I love balsamic with basil and then add fresh roma tomatoes right from the garden - Perfect side salad
  4. Cookin-jo
    There can't possibly be a better way to enjoy fresh, garden tomatoes and basil! The only thing I changed was the number of tomatoes, since mine were very small. A perfect recipe.


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