Sunday, August 11, 2013

Marinated Tomatoes & Mozzarella Salad

My tomatoes are coming in LIKE CRAZY...Basil is way what better thing to do than to buy some mozzarella and make caprese salad.....but not just any caprese salad, because I have had too much of that this summer and am bored. I found a recipe that had other flavors and let me tell you, this is definitely a keeper! The original recipe can be found here. I lightened it up and added a few things to make it just right for my taste buds! I decided to turn my leftovers into a sandwich on my favorite italian bread, and that just took it to a whole other level! YUMMY!

Marinated Tomatoes & Mozzarella Salad

* ~1.5lb. tomatoes (I used a Bradley, sliced and a whole lotta cherry tomatoes quartered)

*  Mozzarella cheese balls (I got 1 container and cut the balls into smaller pieces)
* 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
* about 10 large basil leaves
* 2 Tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
* 2 Tbsp. Balsalmic Vinegar
* 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
* 1/2 tsp. pepper
* 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1. Combine vinegars, sugar, oil and all seasonings in a small bowl. Whisk.
2. Roll basil leaves and carefully cut into marinade. Mix well.
3. Add sliced tomatoes and cheese to a container that you can flip (like ziploc or glad).
4. Pour over marinade and carefully flip a few times. 
5. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
6. Flip a couple times just before serving.