Fried mozzarella arugula salad with tomato-basil vinaigrette

Serves 4

  1. 7oz smoked mozzarella
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1 cup breadcrumbs, seasoned
  4. 1-1/2 cups tomatoes, diced
  5. 1/3 cup basil
  6. 1 clove garlic
  7. 2tsp balsamic vinegar
  8. 7tb olive oil
  9. 5oz arugula
  • Slice mozzarella into 8 pieces and cut each slice in half. Dredge in egg and breadcrumbs and chill for 30-60 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine 4-6 with salt and pepper and rest for 5 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar and 4tb olive oil and set aside.
  • Heat 1-1/2tb oil in a 10in skillet and fry half of mozzarella for 30-60 seconds. Use two forks to flip and cook for 30-60 seconds. Set aside and repeat.
  • Toss arugula with tomato mixture. Divide and top with cheese. Serve.

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