Tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil are the centerpiece of this easy to serve salad platter alongside salty cured meat, olives and the sweetness of fresh stone fruit and berries. Serve this with a drizzle of sweet balsamic glaze for a fresh salad or appetizer where everyone can serve themselves.
6cupsarugulafresh spinach leaves, or salad greens
Sliced cured meats such as calabrese or prosciutto
Sliced stone fruit such as nectarines or peaches
Raspberries or strawberries
Slivered fresh basil
Lemon-flavored olive oil
Balsamic glaze or balsamic vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the Marinated Mozzarella Balls
1 8-ouncecarton of mozzarella cheese ballsbocconcini, drained
½cupextra virgin olive oil
Peel from ½ lemoncut into long strips
⅛teaspoonred pepper flakes
On a large platter, place the greens in the center of the plate. Arrange the rest of the ingredients in groups on the outsides of the platter. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze and season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Let your guests create their own salads and serve with the salad dressing on the side.
To Make the Marinated Mozzarella Balls
Place the mozzarella balls in a jar or bowl. Pour the olive oil over the mozzarella. Stir in the lemon strips, red pepper flakes and salt. Marinate for 1 hour up to 1 week.
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