Friday, August 10, 2012

In the Garden: Enjoy it!

Since we are in the height of the summer and delicious local veggies are abundant I thought I would share a simple recipe using some of the freshest ingredients. Tomatoes and basil came from my pot garden, and the cheese from the grocery store.

Caprese Salad

2-3 tomatoes, local and fresh for the best taste
Fresh Mozzarella (you can find it at your grocery store, it is also called bocconcini)
6-7 Basil leaves, fresh from the garden

Slice the tomatoes and cheese to equal thickness. Wash basil and remove leaves from stem. On a plate alternate tomato and mozzarella, adding basil among the other ingredients. To finish drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and enjoy!
I have seen this done in a bowl instead, cut the tomato and cheese into chunks and if interested add chunks of cucumber and slices of red onion. It is a fantastic, fast salad, full of flavour for the summer season!

Have you ever tried it before? What is your favourite salad?


  1. Mmh, I love caprese salad! Looks delicious! xxx

  2. Yum! Caprese is my favourite. This looks amazing. Any chance you'll have some leftover tomorrow?! :)

  3. Super yummy. We just picked our first tomatoes this evening. So delicious!


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