This is a wonderful salad! Fresh mozzarella may be hard to find so regular may be substituted, although it won't be exactly the same. Fresh mozzarella is submerged in water to retain it's moisture content and preserve it's soft, slightly elastic texture. Best when only a few days old, it has a delicate, milky texture. This recipe is from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
- In a small bowl whisk together the dressing ingredients.
- Cut tomatoes in 1/4th inch thick slices. Drain mozzarella from water and cut in 1/4th inch thick slices.
- Arrange tomatoes and mozzarella slices on platter. Drizzle with salad dressing. Sprinkle fresh chopped basil over top.
- Garnish with basil leaves and let stand 10 minutes to blend flavors.
- Serve with toasted baguette if desired.