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Start with the freshest ingredients possible. Here is all the produce you'll need. Be sure to check the supplies tab for all you need
First, cut your basil. We're going to use a method called the "chiffonade cut." Stack your basil leaves on top of each other and roll like a cigar. Then use your knife to cut into thin strips.
Here's how to do a chiffonade
After, we chop a few times through to get a finer cut.
Next, half your English cucumber
Slice into thin pieces. These are about an eighth of an inch
Now half the tomatoes
Next, cut the tip off your onion but be sure to leave the root on. Then cut your onion in half, right through the center of the root
Peel the onion half
Here is a length wise cut on the onion. Make thin slices, starting at the outer edge of the onion, cutting towards the middle to get even uniform slices. Took me some practice to get this down
Now for the mozzarella. We have an 8 oz ball and were only going to use half for now
Now cut into slices
Now into chunks of your preference
Here are all the prepped ingredients
Plate all the ingredients in equal parts. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste. Crack some black pepper over the top and serve. Enjoy!