Sunday, January 9, 2005

Warm Tomato-Mozarella Salad

A quick, simple appetizer with a mediterranean taste.

450 g Roma-tomatoes, in slices
225 g mozarella, in slices
1 red onion, minced
4-6 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, strained and sliced finely
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
4 tbsp finely sliced mixed herbs, such as basil, parsley, oregano and chives
salt and freshly milled black pepper
fresh herbs, to garnish

1. Lay the tomato and mozarella pieces on four flat fire-proof plates.
2. Spread the minced onion and sun-dried tomatoes over.
3. Whisk in a bowl the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, minced herbs, pepper and salt. Pour the dressing over the salad.
4. Set the salad plates 4-5 minutes under the grill until the mozarella melts. Spread the dish with black pepper and fresh herbs.

Translated freely from "Snelle Gerechten in 10 Minutes" (Valerie Ferguson, ed., 1999).

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