Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Rounds

When making this side dish, consider using some of the unsalted varieties available in your local supermarket. 

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    Ingredients 1 (16 oz) log fresh mozzarella
    6 oz. sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
    2 garlic cloves, chopped
    1 bunch fresh basil leaves, chopped
    ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    Elizabeth Carrion
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    Step 1 Slice mozzarella into ½ inch rounds. Set aside.
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    Step 2 Chop remaining ingredients.
    Elizabeth Carrion
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    Step 3 Using a mortar and pestle, muddle sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, basil, oil, salt and pepper, to taste, until well blended. (You may also use food processor or blender).
    Elizabeth Carrion
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    Step 4 Spoon mixture over mozzarella.
    Elizabeth Carrion
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    Step 5 Serve immediately.
    Elizabeth Carrion
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