Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The best thing about summer (that I can think of right now).

I think of some new "favorite summer thing" every week. This week, it's caprese salad with fresh garden tomatoes and avocados. My brother- and sister-in-law made this for us while we were in the Bahamas and I couldn't wait to make it again with summer produce.

It's the easiest thing in the world and relies in NO way on your cooking ability. In fact, it's so easy that I look the liberty of not posting process shots!

Slice and layer one avocado, one large tomato (or two medium), and one ball of fresh mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle the tomato lightly with kosher salt. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with chopped fresh basil (I like to grow purple and green basil - it's pretty in a salad). :)

By the way, you may want to serve yourself a smaller portion than pictured. This was Brian's plate.



  1. That is one of my favorite salads. Unfortunately, Joel doesn't care for it. What is in the fancy topping for the chicken?

  2. Thanks, Candice! The "fancy topping" (you're so nice) is chopped tomato that I roasted with some olive oil, salt, and a little garlic. I had some store-bought tomatoes that I needed to use up and they weren't that great to eat fresh, so that's how I used them. I actually have the recipe (and the pictures) for the chicken, I just need to post it! :)