Lidia Bastianich's mozzarella and celery salad

Italian chef Lidia Bastianich whipped up this easy celery salad, accented with fresh mozzarella and crunchy walnuts.


Italian chef Lidia Bastianich whipped up this easy celery salad, accented with fresh mozzarella and crunchy walnuts.

Mozzarella and celery salad

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella, cubed
  • ½ cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups celery thinly sliced on the bias, with some leaves

Method:

In a serving bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, mustard, and salt. Then slowly whisk in the olive oil to make a smooth dressing. Add the mozzarella, walnuts, and celery. Toss well with the dressing, and serve. Or you can plate a more formal version with fanned, sliced mozzarella and the dressed celery and walnuts on top.

Courtesy Lidia Bastianich

www.lidiasitaly.com

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