The Perfect Summer Salad

by Koko on July 2, 2012 · 4 comments

in Cooking, Recipe, Salad, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Nothing screams summer to me more than this salad. It comes together simply (the majority of it is homegrown) and is perfect for our lazy summer dinners on the deck.

I don’t include measurements for the ingredients because I think the best part of the dish is not thinking when you’re making it! Throw in whatever you’ve got and it will always be delicious. We were lucky to have a great crop of tomatoes this year, juicy and full of flavor and they definitely steal the show. Really good extra virgin olive oil is also a key ingredient here, but don’t overdue it. Use just enough to coat your base.


The Perfect Summer Salad

  • fresh mozzarella, cut into pieces
  • avocado, sliced
  • 6 different varieties of homegrown tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • torn basil
  • extra virgin olive oil (just to coat)
  • drizzle of fruity balsamic
  • sprinkle of sea salt
  • a few grinds of fresh pepper

Combine mozzarella, avocado,  tomatoes and basil in a large bowl or platter. Top with olive oil, balsamic, sea salt and pepper and enjoy.

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