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Green Goddess Tomato-Mozzarella Stacks

Green Goddess Tomato-Mozzarella Stacks are simple stacks of green zebra tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and Green Goddess dressing! I love this amazing summer salad that uses my favorite tomato variety, but use any tomato you prefer to make it if you don’t have Green Zebra tomatoes! Use Tomato Recipes to find more salads like this one.

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These amazing Green Goddess Tomato-Mozzarella Stacks are my Friday Favorites post for this week (and since I decided to start spotlighting past favorite on Fridays I created a category for them, even though this is only the second one in that category!) And I am more than a little excited that some of these beloved recipes from way back in the archives are going to see the light of day again!

It was my adventures making Green Goddess Salad Dressing plus my intense love for Green Zebra tomatoes that got me imagining how the slightly-citrusy flavor of the Green Zebra Tomaotes would work with the complex flavors in the Green Goddess dressing. And wow! I loved this take on Caprese Salad with Green Zebra tomatoes, slices of fresh mozzarella, and Green Goddess dressing drizzled over.

And I can’t say enough about how much I love these Green Zebra Tomatoes that are still green in color when they’re ripe, and I’m excited that I’m getting some on my two plants this year. And this is the second recipe I’ve featured with this much loved tomato so you can tell how much I like them! But if you don’t have this type of tomato or if citrusy-flavored green tomatoes are just not your thing, feel free to use any tomatoes you’d like, and you could certainly make this with purchased Green Goddess Dressing if you prefer! And happy tomato season everyone!

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How to Make Green Goddess Tomato-Mozzarella Stacks:

(This is just a summary of the steps shown in the photos; scroll down for the actual recipe.)

  1. Slice fresh Green Zebra Tomatoes (or other tomatoes of your choice) to make slices all about the same diameter.
  2. Slice thin slices of fresh mozzarella.
  3. Make stacks with a slice of tomato, a slice of mozzarella, and another slice of tomato.
  4. Then drizzle about 1 T of Green Goddess Dressing or purchased Green Goddess Dressing over each tomato stack.

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More Salad Recipes with Fresh Mozzarella:

Grilled Zucchini Caprese Stacks with Basil Vinaigrette
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella with Herbs
Tomato, Olive, and Fresh Mozzarella Salad with Basil Vinaigrette
Caprese Salad with Red and Green Tomatoes and Kiwifruit
Baby Arugula Chopped Salad with Chicken, Fresh Mozzarella, and Tomatoes

Want More Summer Tomato Salads?

Check out Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads (plus Honorable Mentions) for more amazing salad ideas for summer tomatoes!

Green Goddess Tomato-Mozzarella Stacks

These Green Goddess Tomato-Mozzarella Stacks are simple stacks of green zebra tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and Green Goddess dressing!

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices fresh tomato. make all slices about the same diameter (I used Green Zebra tomatoes, see notes)
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella
  • 3-4 T Green Goddess Salad Dressing (see notes)

Directions:

  1. Slice tomatoes and fresh mozzarella into slices about the same thickness and diameter. (I made slices that were about 1/2 inch thick, with the mozzarella maybe a little thinner than the tomatoes.)
  2. Make stacks with a piece of tomato, a piece of fresh mozzarella, and another piece of tomato.
  3. Drizzle about 1 T Green Goddess Dressing over each stack.
  4. There are endless variations on this simple salad idea, using different types of tomatoes and other types of soft cheese such as Feta or Goat Cheese.
  5. You could also drizzle something like Basil Vinaigrette or Cafe Rio Style Creamy Tomatillo Salad Dressing over the tomato stacks for another variation.

Notes:

I am crazy about Green Zebra tomatoes, but you can certainly make this with red tomatoes as well! I used my homemade Green Goddess Salad Dressing, but this would be delicious with purchased Green Goddess Dressing as well.

Recipe created by Kalyn.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This is a great first course or salad for any phase of the South Beach Diet and it would also work for most other low-glycemic diet plans. Tomatoes are not super low in carbs, but you could eat this for a low-carb diet if you use portion control. You could also make mini-stacks with one slice of tomato and one piece of mozzarella if you wanted a lower-carb version.

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    35 Comments on “Green Goddess Tomato-Mozzarella Stacks”

  1. Kalyn-

    You had me at Green Goddess – I've made it and talked about it on my blog so often, I should start another blog devoted just to that! This looks incredible – it's a recipe full of all of my most favorite things. So gorgeous 🙂

    – tami

  2. TW, yes, but aren't the Green Zebras just wonderful.

  3. I just had a green zebra tonight. It would have been wonderful to dress it with this Green Goddess!

  4. LimeCake, I think it's making a comeback!

  5. i love the name of this dressing! looks delicious!

  6. Modern Home Chef, it's just always a winner isn't it?

  7. I have done the tomato mozzarella salad with several types of tomatoes and dressings. I can't wait to try this combination.

  8. Thanks Dawn. If you have fresh tomatoes, this is a winner!

  9. This looks great, I need to try whipping some up!

  10. Here's a post I wrote about Green Zebra tomatoes that shows the stages of ripeness. I pick mine when they are just starting to turn yellow-green. Never had any that were what I would call "orange" so maybe yours are a slightly different variety. There's a tomato called Striped Zebra that I don't like quite as much.

  11. Help! How do you know when your Green Zebras are ready for picking? When I bought the plants the seller told me how to know – but I forget. Some of mine are actually tinged with orange. They sure are pretty and I cannot wait to try this recipe with them. Thanks Kalyn!

  12. I am absolutely in LOVE with green zebra tomatoes at the moment! What a great use for the Green Goddess dressing.

  13. Ohh this looks refreshing!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Bridget Davis (@bridget_cooks)
    The Internet Chef
    Sydney [Australia]

  14. Dara, I know I keep repeating myself, but I love the Green Goddess dressing!

  15. Simple and gorgeous! I am definitely going to be trying this Green Goddess dressing.

  16. CJ. great ideas! I especially like the sound of this as a sauce for fish; I would love that!

    Lydia, how I wish you lived next door so I could share the Green Zebras with you. I sent about 10 home with my brother yesterday.

  17. I'm a sucker for color-coordinated dishes, and oh how I wish I had green zebra tomatoes in my garden! The Green Goddess dressing brings back memories for me, too. Thanks for such a beautiful reminder of how popular this once was.

  18. Thinking of other ways to use green goddess? Serve as a sauce with cold poached salmon, turkey or chicken.

    Stir into a cold pasta, quinoa or rice salad.

    Use as a dip fro crudites.

    It makes a great sandwich spread for tuna or tuna salad. Yummy in develied eggs too.

  19. Thanks Elaine! I really loved it, but then how could you not love it with these ingredients?

  20. I haven't had Green Goddess Dressing in years! I'm going to have to make it now. What a pretty dish.