Beginner's Box: Go vertical with this salad

Jennifer Mastroianni

Bored with leafy green salads? Then forget the lettuce and go vertical.

As eye-catching as it is tasty, this salad stack from Kraft assembles in a snap.

GARDEN VEGETABLE SALAD STACKER

2 large tomatoes, each cut into 6 slices

6 ounces mozzarella cheese (low-moisture part-skim), cut into 6 slices

1/3 cup Kraft Zesty Italian dressing, divided

6 slices red onion (about 1 large)

12 seedless cucumber slices (about 1 medium)

6 fresh basil leaves

Place 6 of the tomato slices on platter; top each with 1 cheese slice. Drizzle with half of the dressing. Top each with 1 onion slice, 2 cucumber slices and second tomato slice. Drizzle with remaining dressing; top with basil. Six servings, one stack each.

Reach Repository Food Writer Jennifer Mastroianni at (330) 580-8304 or e-mail jennifer.mastroianni@cantonrep.com