Saturday, January 12, 2008

Balsamic Lemon Heirloom Salad

This is my most favorite salad. I found this recipe in the Raley's grocery store. Especially good when tomatoes are in season!
Prep time is 10 minutes
Salad Ingredients
4 large heirloom tomatoes ( I have also used red, yellow and orange, very pretty! I LOVE yellow tomatoes)
1 8 oz. ball of FRESH mozarella or, the smaller balls of fresh mozarella if you can find them.
Snipped fresh basil
Dressing Ingredients
1/4 cup light olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp eash of Balsamic vinegar and fesh lemon juice
1 tsp. of sugar
1/2 tsp of salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
minced garlic optional
Directions
Slice tomatoes and cheese 1/4 inch thick and layer on a large platter. whisk together all the dressing ingrdients in a small bowl and drizzle over the salad. Top with the basil and serve.
Variation 1. you may layer whole basil leaves in salad instead of snipping
Variation 2. use can substitute some spinach for less of the basil taste, if preferred

2 comments:

Min said...

Holly, this sounds delicious! I can't wait for summer when I'll have fresh tomatoes and basil out in the yard!!

hidesertfox said...

You will love it! I could founder on this salad, it is so good!

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