Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Ingredients

  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 medium-sized slicing tomatoes
  • ¾ pound fresh mozzarella
  • ½ cup torn fresh basil
  • ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 1. In a small glass measuring cup, combine the garlic with the olive oil. Let the flavors combine for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour. Strain the oil and discard the garlic.
2. Cut the tomatoes into slices about 1/2 –inch thick.
3. Cut the mozzarella into slices about ¼-inch and about the same size as the tomatoes.
4. Arrange the slices of tomatoes and cheese on a large platter, overlapping and alternating the slices.
5. Drizzle the garlic-infused oil over the tomato and cheese
6. Sprinkle on the basil and parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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