Sunday, August 16, 2009

SUMMER ON A PLATE!


INSALATA CAPRESE SALAD

Well, for heavens sake!
If this isn't the easiest salad to put together at the very last minute, I don't know what is!
Farmboy had cooked some chicken thighs on the grill, and I had stir-fried some red potatoes in a spicy seasoning, throwing in one whole bunch of fresh, chopped kale at the very end.
But...something was missing.
Something fresh.
Straight from the garden.
Some fresh picked, still warm from the sun, tomatoes.
Thick slices of fresh mozzarella.
Fresh basil plucked from the herbe garden.
Arrange on a platter.
Season with fresh ground pepper and kosher salt.
Drizzle your best extra virgin olive oil over all.
Let's just say I ate very little meat and potatoes and a whole lot of caprese salad!
One must take advantage of the season, yes?

I could have made two platters!
The kids were scarfing it down.
I tell you, nothin' beats tomatoes straight from the vine.
Nothin'.

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8 comments:

Pam said...

The whole meal sounds perfect but I would probably scarf down most of the caprese salad - it's my favorite.

Aunt Jenny said...

Just beautiful..that is exactly my favorite food this time of year...I bet it was yummy!!!

Mimi from French Kitchen said...

A consistent favorite chez moi, Cyn.

Faith said...

Never heard of it.

I LOVE IT! LOL

I'm so sheltered.... ;)

Can't wait to try this,

~Faith

Maria said...

I'm in a daydream about seeing that dish on my table, Cyn! What beautiful tomatoes and mozarella (said with an Italian accent for effect ;o)
I can smell the basil!
I can't wait for my tomatoes to ripen... just got lil' cherries now... Half of my plants had blythe... hoping the other half are spared...

God Bless! ~Maria

management training said...

Wow! Looks very good to eat. I am so starving just by looking at it. I can't wait to try this one. Thank you for sharing!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

This doesn't only sound good, it looks gorgeous!!!! YUM! And you are right: NUTTIN BEATS HOMEGROWN MATERS!
XOXO
Joni

Vickie said...

You and me both! Fresh tomatoes right off one's own vines are absolutely the best!!!