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Where does the word salad come from?

The basis for the word salad comes from ‘sal’, meaning salt. This was chosen because in ancient times, salt was often an ingredient in the dressing. Another explanation is that Salad is, “derived from salata, ‘salted things’ such as the raw vegetables in classical times with a dressing of oil, vinegar or salt. The word turns up in Old French as salade and then in late 14th century English as salad or sallet.

Ingredients:

– 2 Ripe tomatoes

– 1 pack buffalo mozzarella whole

– Basil leaves – washed and dried

For the Vinaigrette/Dressing:

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

– Salt & pepper to taste

Directions

– Slice tomatoes evenly sidewise, and mozzarella chunk into round slices.

– Either layer side wise or vertically your tomatoes & mozzarella, with basil leaf in between.

– Combine 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar in a bowl and whisk well.

– Drizzle over salad and season with salt and pepper and garnish with basil leaves on top.

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