Marinated Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Marinated Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Our love of summery cheese and tomato dishes is well documented. Whether it’s veggie-packed dip, a colorful tart or salad made with fresh, squeaky cheese curds, you really can’t go wrong. (Did we mention we’re crazy for caprese?)

Here’s a great tip for easy entertaining: marinate slices of tomatoes with Wisconsin fresh mozzarella cheese in olive oil with lots of fresh oregano. Do this a day ahead, pop it in the refrigerator, and when it’s time to serve your guests (or you need a well-earned afternoon snack), simply bring to room temperature and serve with crusty bread or over salad greens.

So simple and so much flavor. In short, the perfect summer dish.

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Marinated Tomatoes and Mozzarella
Servings: 4-6

Ingredients:

1 pound beefsteak (or similar variety) tomatoes
1 log (16 ounces) Wisconsin fresh mozzarella cheese
Salt and black pepper
Olive oil
1/2 cup fresh oregano
1/2 teaspoon red chile flakes (optional)

Directions:

Cut tomatoes in 1/4-inch wide slices. Slice mozzarella in 1/3-inch wide slices.

In wide-mouthed jar, place 1 layer of tomatoes on bottom. Season with salt and black pepper; top with about 1 tablespoon oregano leaves and sprinkle of red chile flakes. Cover with olive oil. Add layer of mozzarella, oregano, chile flakes and olive oil. Repeat until jar is filled. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.

Serve tomatoes and mozzarella on their own, with salad greens or over
baguette slices.

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