as a thank you for all of your encouragement i wanted to share a recipe that i created for my mom's birthday dinner. this is a super easy tomato salad that i've enjoyed over mixed greens at work as well! makes a great side dish or main meal (if you're not my husband who only thinks it's a meal if there's meat). i was inspired after a trip to whole foods (great source of food inspiration) when i saw that the loose cherry tomato medleys were on sale.
tomato salad with fresh mozzarella
1-1.5 lbs of mixed cherry tomatoes
handful of fresh basil
1 T of herbs de provence
one container of fresh mozzarella balls
1/4 c olive oil
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/4 t of raw honey
1 clove of garlic, minced
pinch of good sea salt + fresh ground pepper
in a separate bowl whisk together spices, olive oil, honey, lemon and garlic. in a large bowl add tomatoes, julienned basil, and mozzarella balls (i cut mine in half). cover with dressing and gently toss. allow the flavors to marry in the refrigerator for a few hours prior to serving. this salad screams summer and is a great way to use up the basil and tomatoes from your garden!
ps i am guest posting over on bridget's blog today. if you don't read her blog you are really missing out.