Herb-Marinated Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

Herb-Marinated Mozzarella and Tomato Salad
By
Staff Writer
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
259
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
20g
15%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
79µg
11%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
16µg
18%
Calcium, Ca
248mg
25%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
220mg
31%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
662mg
44%
Water
28g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.