Chef Lou Aaron's Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salad with Fresh Mozarella and Pesto Crackers

Chef Lou Aaron in the KTVB kitchen, making salad with homegrown tomatoes

For the salad

  • 1-2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced 1/4”
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2-3 cups fresh salad mix, (your choice)
  • ½ cup Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, sliced

 Place the salad mix in a large bowl. Add enough of the dressing to moisten the salad mix(there will be some left over). Toss to combine. Place salad on a serving platter, Alternately lay the mozzarella and tomato slices on top of salad, drizzle with remaining dressing and fan the pesto crackers around the platter. Garnish fresh ground pepper and chopped basil, if desired. Makes 2 entrée size salads, or 5 small salads.

10 Pesto crackers

Pesto Crackers- Mix together ½ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese with 2 tablespoons prepared pesto, & 2 tablespoons bread crumbs. Place 1 tablespoon cheese mixture on a greased baking sheet. Repeat process until cheese is gone. Place the tablespoons about an inch apart. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 5 minutes or less. Take out of oven when cheese edges start to brown. Cool slightly. Pry pesto crackers off of baking sheet with a spatula. Can be stored in an airtight container up to a week.

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