This dish is all about ingredients.
Get fresh heirlooms and go for a variety. You
can check out all the varieties at our Types
of Heirlooms Page. I have found all of
the ones on the list at the Union Square Market.
I personally like this dish using diced shallots,
zucchini blossoms and basil. I prefer using
only a special rich olive oil from Provence
(Coudoux) without vinegar although many prefer
this dish with a balsamic vinaigrette.
Finely dice the shallots. Coarsely
chop the basil and zucchini blossoms. Slice
a selection of heirloom tomatoes.
Arrange the tomatoes and mozzarella
as shown above. Garnish with the zucchini blossoms,
shallots and basil. Drizzle either olive oil
or vinaigrette over the salad. At the table
add a good quality sea salt.