I love this salad and was craving it today after I began thinking what I’d do with the two tomatoes that my husband picked from his garden this morning.
The only ingredient I was lacking was the mozzarella cheese. A quick trip to the store fixed that.
When I bit into this delightful medley of summer flavors, it was like a party in my mouth. It tasted so good that I felt like laughing but I had a mouthful of food.
It started with my husband’s tomatoes, fresh from the garden.
Arrange tomatoes in a single layer on a plate. Top with sliced mozzarella cheese. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle kosher salt and some freshly ground pepper, then toss on some shredded basil.
It’s a wonderful combination of flavors that’s perfect for summertime.
To all my friends in the States, hope you have a great 4th of July Weekend!
Until next time, my friends . . .
Looks wonderful. :)
Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com
Wow! You have tomatoes already?? I'm impressed....o, alright, and jealous!
One of my two favorite summer salads. I've had fresh tomatoes for about a month now. A few still left on the vine but with temps above 110 they're just about all gone.
Try this salad sometime. Tomatoes, peaches, thinly sliced red onion, basil and your favorite EVOO. I alternate this one and caprese pretty much daily!
One of my all time favorite summer salads, too. I have lots of basil, perhaps I will be able to pick up some tomatoes tomorrow at the FM.
I can taste it! The fact that it is all home grown makes it doubly good.
Sounds and looks fantastic!!!!!
Im going to try it soon!!!
Have a nice weekend Kate...
I could have caprese salad every day of my life (provided the tomatoes are decent!).
Nice and light ... I've had that several times when it's hot. (haven't made it myself though)
Thank goodness I read this AFTER I ate....it's on the list for tomorrow!!
Have a great weekend Kate...hope it doesn't get too hot around here...give the handsome one a pat on the head for me....hope he isn't scared of fireworks!!!
Happy 4th to you and your husband as well. I'm not a tomato kinda gal, but Hubby would LOVE those.
It's one of my favorite easy-good-for-you dishes. Even my picky 14 year old loves it. We drizzle with olive oil and fresh pepper.
It looks simply marvelous. Basil is one of my favorite things.
Looks delicious and Happy 4th of July weekend to you too!
Happy 4th to you too! Now if only my tomatoes would ripen!
Between me and the grocery are 2 mountains so there's no dashing -smile-. I do eat this salad, quite frequently, but use Parmesan, feta or whatever cheese is in the fridge.
Looks fantastic Kate - I'm working on perfecting my balsamic vinaigrette - I might have it down by the time I have ripe tomatoes, which is going to be awhile still.
I really need some of this. Can you make it at Blog Fest? I have the tomatoes...
Oh that looks wonderful. I've only recently discovered (thanks to my son) how delicious basil is when added to a salad. This looks like something I must try. Thanks for that and Happy 4th!
:) this is the 2nd one i've seen this morning. i'm weird in that i don't care for raw tomatoes but i love the cheese, basil and balsamic.
Yum! The only thing that can improve a homegrown tomato would have to be salt, mozzarella, and basil:)
Happy 4th to you too Kate!
Well I don't like tomatoes (I know, weird) but I make this all the time with roasted red peppers instead. It is almost as good as chocolate. Almost.
I heard Louis Armstrong's God Bless America in 3 of 4 shops I was in this afternoon ...
My all time favorite way to eat tomatoes....you have to have good Italian bread to dunk in the vinegar...Have a great 4th of July!
Mmmmm my favorite! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. :)
I do believe I can taste this right through my screen. Yum city! ~Lili
Yum! I hope your holiday weekend is all you hope it to be!
I tried it.
Thank yewwwww...! *heh*
Heaven on earth...
I have GOT to try this. I just all my tomatoes that I grew, well The Hubby and I did. Have to go to Daddy's and get more and HAVE This...
What a great idea for using fresh garden tomatoes.
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