Fresh Mozzarella and Stacked Heirloom Tomato Salad with Green Chile-Cilantro Oil and Chipotle Vinegar

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 ripe heirloom tomatoes (different varieties and colors) or beefsteak tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 pound fresh buffalo mozzarella, sliced 1/4-inch thick

Green Chile-Cilantro Oil, recipe follows

Chipotle Vinegar, recipe follows

Green Chile-Cilantro Oil:

2 cups extra-virgin olive oil

1 poblano chile, grilled, peeled, stemmed, and coarsely chopped

1/4 cup cilantro leaves


Chipotle Vinegar:

1 cup red wine vinegar

2 teaspoons chipotle pepper puree



  1. Place a tomato slice on each of 4 plates. Season with salt and pepper. Top with a slice of cheese and repeat to make 3 layers, like a Napoleon with 3 tomato slices and 2 slices of cheese. Drizzle with the Green Chile-Cilantro Oil and Chipotle Vinegar and serve.;

Green Chile-Cilantro Oil:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend for 5 minutes.

Chipotle Vinegar:

  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.