A tomato and fresh mozzarella salad is an Italian classic with powerful skin benefits, whether used as an appetizer before dinner or a quick snack.
(Fresh) Mozzarella is a well known source of Biotin (Vitamin B7) - commonly used for strengthening hair, skin and nails, it can also help lower blood glucose levels in those with diabetes. It is also a good source of Zinc which helps increase the white blood cell count in the body and can help solve many skin problems too. Finally its rich in Riboflavin which has great antioxidant properties to help fight off those free radicals that cause signs of aging.
Using heirloom tomatoes will lend itself to a rich taste packed with nutrients. For this quick recipe, you will need:
For the dressing
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 clove garlic, minced, or pressed
- Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
For the salad
- 4 to 6 large heirloom, organic, or on-the-vine tomatoes
- 8 ounces fresh mozzarella
Start by making the dressing by simply mixing all the ingredients together and mixing well. Set the dressing aside while you begin to slice the tomatoes. Slice into approximately ½ inch thick slices and layer the tomatoes with the mozzarella. Top with the dressing, then sprinkle salt and pepper on top. Garnish with fresh basil for a perfect appearance and enjoy!
Alongside healthy nutrition, a proper skincare routine with high-quality products can help encourage beautiful skin :)