This is a superb and refreshing summer salad.
Once you start collecting tomatoes from your garden and not knowing what to do with so many of them, start adding them to all your salads. Today we are going to make this simple easy and delicious caprese salad.
The importance of using the highest quality ingredients is key in this salad since none of them will be cooked and we want to indulge our taste buds.
But first did you know that tomatoes are extremely important to eat particularly in the Summer?
Tomatoes have the ability to reduce skin burn from the sun, it is high in lycopene a high anti-oxidant, which protects the skin from ultra-violet (UV) rays. that's why in the Summer we will crave these exotic fruits from South America.
Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin C, B-complex and good source of potassium.
And like all fruits and veggies with these yellow to orange and red hues they are an antioxidant that will protect you from many forms of cancer such as colon, skin, prostate, lung, breast cancer and many others.
For this recipe I have taken a trip to La montanita co-op in Knob Hill Albuquerque, NM where I knew i could find:
Preparation: (2 people) 5 minutes
Slice as many tomatoes as you will have mozzarella. Drain mozzarella from water and slice it.
Alternate layers between the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.
Or arrange slices of tomatoes on a plate and add cherry mozzarella on top. (as shown in picture)
Garnish with fresh Basil
Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Et Voila, Bonne appetit!
Originally from France Marie-Aude has lived in the USA more than half her life. She teaches yoga and Nutrition. Spends her spare time growing an organic vegetable and herb garden. Raises happy free roaming chicken. and loves to interview members of the community about their hobbies or specialties.