Herb-Marinated Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

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Herb-Marinated Mozzarella and Tomato Salad
Nudo

Herb-Marinated Buffalo Mozzarella Sand Tomato Salad

Here’s a delicious starter that’s a twist on the traditional Italian Caprese salad. Like an Italian with an exotic accent. People can get rather anxious about meddling with the purity of real, fresh buffalo mozzarella (not least because it can be a bit pricey) but we assure you that you won’t regret this meddle.

4
Servings
351
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 Teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 15 basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 15 mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 Tablespoons basil-infused olive oil, such as Nudo Italian Kitchen
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 10 Ounces mozzarella di bufala
  • 2 vine-ripened or heirloom tomatoes, chopped into rough wedges
  • Ciabatta bread, for garnish

Directions

In a small sauté pan, dry fry the fennel seeds until they start to pop. Remove them from the pan and crush on a flat surface or using a mortar and pestle, then place in a bowl.  Add the basil, mint, garlic, basil olive oil, lemon zest, salt, and pepper to taste to the bowl with the crushed fennel. Pull apart the mozzarella with your hands and add to the bowl of marinade. Leave for half an hour and then serve with the chopped tomatoes and a few chunks of lightly toasted ciabatta.

Mozzarella Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Mozzarella Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
30g
46%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
11g
56%
Cholesterol
56mg
19%
Protein
17g
33%
Carbs
6g
2%
Vitamin A
159µg
18%
Vitamin B12
2µg
27%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.1%
Vitamin C
17mg
28%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
12%
Vitamin K
23µg
29%
Calcium
379mg
38%
Fiber
1g
6%
Folate (food)
18µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
18µg
4%
Iron
0.9mg
4.9%
Magnesium
26mg
6%
Monounsaturated
15g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.5mg
2.5%
Phosphorus
273mg
39%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
242mg
7%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13%
Sodium
449mg
19%
Zinc
2mg
15%

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