This tomato medley bounces off its butter lettuce base with spring and sprite.
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups multi-colored cherry and grape tomatoes, halved
8 ounces mozzarella balls
Mixed greens for serving
10 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper.
In a larger bowl combine tomatoes and mozzarella. Drizzle dressing over the tomato mixture and toss to coat. Allow to stand for 15 minutes.
To serve place a mound of greens on a plate. Top with a heaping spoonful or two of the tomato mixture. Sprinkle with chopped basil, and drizzle extra dressing from the bottom of the bowl over the top.