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3 or 4 tomatoes medium, peel if desired
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon sugar
4 cups romaine lettuce shredded
2 tablespoons basil chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried leaves
1 tablespoon chives chopped
1/2 teaspoon black pepper coarsely ground black
4 ounces mozzarella cheese shredded (1 cup)
Thickly slice tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt. Let stand 30 minutes.
Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, water, and sugar; set vinaigrette aside.
Line a large platter with romaine. Arrange tomato slices, sprinkling basil, chives, and pepper between layers of tomatoes. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette over tomatoes. Sprinkle cheese over top. Drizzle remaining vinaigrette over cheese. Let stand 15 minutes before serving for flavor to develop.
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