Marinated Zucchini, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Marinated Zucchini, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

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  • Prep: 3 hr 10 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 3 hr 10 min
  • Serving: 8 servings

Stacks of mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and zucchini are covered with a fresh oregano, verbena and basil mixture, and then placed in the refrigerator to marinate for 3 hours. Serve with a bottle of Pinot Grigio.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 8 slices
  • 2 large tomatoes, cut to make 8 round slices
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch round slices
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled, minced
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons white wine or champagne vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh lemon verbena leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Place the mozzarella slices into a 9-inch square baking dish and then top with the tomato slices and then the zucchini.
  2. Put the olive oil, garlic, vinegar, honey, oregano, verbena, basil, salt and red pepper flakes in a blender and process until smooth.
  3. Evenly pour the herb dressing over the cheese and vegetables, and then cover the dish and place in the refrigerator for 3 hours to chill prior to serving.

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