SUN-KISSED TUSCAN SUMMER SALAD


 

SUN-KISSED TUSCAN SUMMER SALAD

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The flavors of Tuscany's summer produce inspire me with endless opportunities to create mouthwatering summer dishes. This is one of my go-to recipes when it’s too hot.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Large bowl
  • Tongs (to toss the salad)

Ingredients

  • 2 tomatoes - ripe, preferably heirloom, diced
  • 1 cucumber - peeled and sliced
  • 1 red onion - thinly sliced
  • 1 bell pepper - choose your favorite color, diced
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves - torn
  • extra virgin olive oil - for drizzling
  • Balsamil vinegar - for dressing
  • salt and pepper - to taste
  • 8 oz fresh mozzerella - torn or cubed

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, cucumber slices, red onion, bell pepper, torn basil leaves, and torn/cubed mozzarella cheese.

  • Drizzle the salad with extra virgin olive oil, ensuring all the ingredients are lightly coated.

  • Splash a generous amount of balsamic vinegar over the salad, according to your taste preferences.
  • Season with salt and pepper, giving it a gentle toss to incorporate all the flavors.
  • Let the salad sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

  • Serve this refreshing summer salad as a side dish or enjoy it as a light, satisfying meal on its own.
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