>Simple Summer Tomato Basil Salad

Posted: June 27, 2011 in recipes

>Happy Monday!  In case you missed all the Fit2Flex fun over the weekend, here’s a quick recap:

And now on to today’s regularly scheduled post:

This is a super simple, fresh summer recipe!  I’m sure you’ve all had a great tomato basil salad or a caprese salad.  This version came from my friend Carissa who also told me how to grow basil!  A talent for which I am so thankful.

My baby garden. This is in May.  It’s bigger now.

I used an heirloom tomato which I think adds great sweetness.  They were on sale at Publix, so this one mater was $1.03.

Mr. Tom Mater

Most people recommend the more moist (what a gross word) Buffalo mozzarella which is usually in the deli section.  I, on the other hand, prefer a more firm cheese like the simple Kraft 2% mozzarella.  Whatever your queso du jour (how many languages did I mix there?) simply cube it to start your salad.

To the mozzarella add chopped tomato (minus the goo), basil, salt, 1T EVOO, 2T balsamic vinegar.

I also use scissors to snip my herbs.  Why because it reminds me of the joy I get from cutting my coupons (haha) and because it way easier and you don’t bruise the herbs.

Gently mix all your ingredients and let it marinate in the fridge for at least one hour.

So what are you waiting for??? Get some tomatoes and get your summer going!

Love and simple goodness,
Carissa & Kyle


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