Tomato-and-Mozzarella Salad with Orange Oil

This update of a classic caprese salad combines heirloom tomatoes, several types of basil, mozzarella and orange-scented olive oil.

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  • Servings: 6

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 baguette, cut into 1-inch pieces (4 cups)
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 pounds heirloom tomatoes, halved or cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 1 pound buffalo mozzarella cheese, cut into large pieces
  • 1 tablespoon orange-flavored olive oil
  • Basil leaves, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. On a large baking sheet, toss the baguette pieces with 2 tablespoons of the extra-virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake, tossing occasionally, until crisp and golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, gently toss the tomatoes with the remaining 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange the tomatoes and mozzarella on a platter. Top with the croutons and drizzle with the orange oil. Garnish with the basil and serve.
Contributed By Photo © John Cullen Published August 2015

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