Caprese Salad With Tomato Granita

Caprese Salad With Tomato Granita
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Tomatoes should be served at room temperature, and this icy vinaigrette is a cool and resfreshing way to add contrast to the tomatoes. 
  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • one 8-ounce seeded, peeled tomato
  • 4 assorted heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 8 ounce bocconcini mozzarella, or large chunks of parmesan cheese
  • extra-virgin olive oil, for garnish
  1. To prepare granita, place the vinegar, oil, salt, and tomato in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Place the tomato mixture in an 8-inch square baking dish, cover, and freeze until firm, stirring twice during the first 2 hours.
  2. After about an hour, scrape with a fork and break up any big chunks. Scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy.
  3. Arrange the tomato slices on a platter. Sprinkle the tomatoes with pepper and salt. Top with granita. Sprinkle with basil. Serve with bocconcini and Parmesean chunks drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil.