Simple Delicious Salad

February 12, 2008

We've had a sudden burst of fabulous weather here in the Bay Area that has given me a serious case of Spring Fever. It also makes me crave fresh veggies plucked straight from the vine and still warm from the sun. Unfortunately, I don't have a garden --yet! So I went out prowling my local markets for some colorful and flavorful ingredients to satiate my Spring hankering.

I was lucky enough to find some mini multi-colored Heirloom tomatoes. Light green, dark green, deep red, orange and even a couple of white ones. These are definitely not the anemic- looking tomatoes that we're stuck with all winter long in supermarkets. These beauties seemed to sing, "I feel pretty, oh so pretty!"

I also grabbed some basil, avocado, and fresh Perlini mozzarella. Perlini, or "pearls," are tiny one ounce mozzarella balls that are beautiful sprinkled in salads. I tossed in a splash of olive oil and a quality balsamic vinegar, a dash of fresh cracked pepper and a pinch of sea salt.

Easy. Simple. Delicious.



Rosebud's picture

Fabulous looking salad! Makes you think that Spring is just around the corner and how simple, elegant and nutritious. A nice addition to any meal.

Denise's picture

Looking at your photo of salad; the back of my jaw can sense the taste of fresh produce. Lovely delicious salad. Last time I grew cherry tomatoes in my back yard, I rarely got any because my (four year old) daughter would sift through and comb the vines clean. I think I’ll grow another one this year(now that she's nine).

Dreama's picture

When I saw this beautiful salad my mouth started to water, so I ran out to the store for salad produce and had a wonderful salad for dinner....thanks to you!!

Hanan Jalaliddeen's picture

Salads are my favourite.
They're so light and tasty and we can almost chop anything and just drop it, add a little dressing..and here we go!!
Delighting recipe, can't wait for dinner to try it!