Beefsteak Tomato with Mozzarella

IngredientsBeefsteak Tomato with Mozzarella

  • 2 ripe Beefsteak tomatoes (largefirm ripe)
  • 8 oz. fresh water-packed mozzarella cheese
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Drizzle Balsamic Vinegar (optional)
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Remove a thin sliver from side of tomato (so it sits securely on a plate).
  • Slice the tomato with a sharp knife (only ¾ of the way to the bottom with each slice) do not slice all the way down. Make a slice about every ¾ of an inch.
  • Slice the fresh mozzarella into rounds and insert gently inside the tomato where it was sliced.
  • Add a basil leave in each slice., Drizzle with EVOO and or /  balsamic vinegar. Serve immediately.

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