Sunday, May 13, 2007

Fresh Basil and Mozzarella salad

We ate lunch at Greg's parents' house today to celebrate Mother's Day. I wanted to take a salad, and I wanted to use things I had on hand and not have to drive to the grocery store this morning. I remembered some fresh mozzarella in the garage frig, and there were some cherry tomatoes in the cupboard. Fortunately I have two basil plants waiting to be planted. This salad came together in about five minutes. The dressing is 2 parts olive oil to 1 part red wine vinegar, and a little salt and pepper shaken together in a jar.

I am learning to use fresh herbs, and love having my own plants. The cost of fresh in the store is insane. So much better to run outside and pluck them right off the plant.

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