Posts Tagged ‘summer salad ideas’

Easy and Zesty Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad – All in Pictures

Locally grown tomatoes are at the grand finale peak of their season right now. And if you’re a tomato lover, nothing tastes better than a sun-drenched fat, ripe tomato fresh from the field. Just terrific!

The tomato, fresh basil & mozzarella cheese salad you see above is just as fantastically flavorful as it is quick and easy to make – just click this link or either picture on this page for Gotta’ Eat, Can’t Cook step-by-step picture book directions. And with such great, fresh ingredients like those shown below from local Berberian Farm in Northborough, Massachusetts, there’s no need to lay on a lot of dressing. All you need is a light, even pour of olive oil, a shake of salt, good crunch of ground black pepper and an optional taste bud singing, zesty shot of balsamic vinegar. Done!

Quick & Easy Sweet and Savory Salad With Local Farm Fresh Lettuce

About two weeks ago I told Michael Berberian, owner and operator of his family’s Berberian Farms in Northborough, MA that I’d noticed he’d planted new rows of lettuce just recently. He smiled and said something like, “Oh yah. With global warming, we’ve been getting longer growing seasons”.  Read more »

Heirloom Tomato, Basil & Feta Cheese Salad: Quick & Easy Step-By-Step Picture Book Recipe

If you’re a tomato fan but never tried a fresh heirloom tomato – and you’re fortunate enough to have them available where you live, just get ‘em! They’re awesome! Read more »

Crisp Corn Salad: Quick & Easy Picture Book Recipe

Here’s a refreshingly flavorful salad that’s a great way to combine the sweet crunch of summer-fresh corn with the snap of bell pepper and zest of onion, garlic, fresh cilantro and, of course, a good splash of one of my favorite ingredients: balsamic vinegar. Read more »

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