There’s nothing wrong with the classic tomato, basil and mozzarella salad but I love to reinvent old recipes. Do you have a favorite recipe? Have you ever tried to remix it? I think of the tomato basil salad as a staple for the summer. Though it really hasn’t felt like summer around here, more like spring with all the rain we have been getting. Either way my garden is thriving.
I posted my little garden when we first moved in at the end of April and now being the end of June I can’t believe how much it has really changed. I have picked cucumbers a few times and I am now waiting for all my tomatoes to turn red! (pasta sauce recipe is in the future). My green peppers are almost ready to pick and my basil and rosemary are huge!
Back to the basics….
- handful of cherry tomatoes (cut into halves)
- basil (from my garden) thinly chopped
- mozzarella, I prefer the balls but they only had the cube (chopped if cube of cheese)
- 1 cucumber, cubed
- 1 avocado, cubed
- ground pepper to taste
- handful of arugula
toss together and enjoy! I mixed in some olive oil to coat it lightly but you can use any dressing you want, mix it up!