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.