Simple Refreshing Salads

by Marc Golick on September 21, 2012

Caprese Salad
Yield: 2 Servings

2 Heirloom Tomatoes- sliced 1/4 inch thick
6 Thin Slices of Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
12 Organic Basil Leaves
1 Pinch Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
1 Pinch Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Methode Tradizionale Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Basil Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Create a stack by layering the tomato slices, fresh mozzarella & basil leaves. Sprinkle with the sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Drizzle over the top with the balsamic vinegar & basil olive oil. Garnish with a sprig of fresh basil on top.

*Enjoy the bounty of this years tomato harvest with our twist on this classic summer salad recipe.

Summer Three Bean Salad
Yield: 2  Servings

1/2   Cup  Chickpeas
1/2   Cup  Red Kidney Beans
1/2   Cup  Cannellini Beans
1  teaspoon Organic  Thyme Leaves
1/4   Cup  Red Wine Vinegar
1  Tablespoon  Sparkling Wine Vinegar
2  Tablespoons  Twin Sisters Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1  Pinch  Organic Grey Sea Salt
1  Pinch  Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

Combine all ingredients in a stainless steel or glass bowl and toss lightly.  Refrigerate until ready for use.

*Pairs perfectly with grilled meats as a side dish for your Labor Day BBQ.

Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon Salad
Yield: 2  Servings

1  Cup  Organic Heirloom Tomato- small diced
1  Cup  Organic Seedless Watermelon- small diced
1  Tablespoon  Sparking Wine Vinegar
1  Tablespoons  Organic Basil- sliced into thin strips
2  Tablespoon  Orange Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1  pinch  Fleur de Sel
1  pinch  Fresh Cracked Black Peppercorns

Combine all ingredients and toss gently until incorporated.

*This recipe showcases the balance between sweetness & acidity done with simple,local & organic ingredients… Serve on hot summers day as a refreshing salad course. Add crumbled feta cheese to add even more depth of flavor.

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NAC eye drops November 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Well, this makes me happy to have been buying farmer’s market tomatoes & growing my own over the past several years. Love the stuffed tomatoes too–they sound like all the best tastes of summer in one neat package!


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