These days it seems everything is in season. Cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, the list goes on. This week, my cherry tomato plant is exploding! So, I’ve decided to make a simple yet refreshingly delicious summertime salad: Caprese salad. This salad consists of tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, salt, and pepper. It can be made in a pinch. The prep work is what takes longest. It can be served as side or as the main dish. Some like it sliced but I like mine all jumbled up together. To add some nutritional value and greenery, I also had a bit of spinach.
2 cups sliced cherry tomatoes
1 cup mozzarella cheese, diced
1 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
1 cup fresh spinach, roughly chopped
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt-and-pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and loosely toss
- Season to taste.
Voila, a simple, quick, and healthy weekday meal! “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”.