The sun is shining, farmers markets are at their peak offering the freshest fruits, vegetables, breads, meats, fishes, crafts, and more. Sounds like the right time to celebrate National Farmers Market Week!
To do our part, we'll be posting staff's favorite recipes using the best farmers market ingredients all week. First up is Hilde's Caprese salad!
Once tomato season hits, I pretty much eat this salad daily. With more and more farmers markets vending fresh mozzarella, it is a one-stop shop recipe that never disappoints.
5 medium tomatoes or 5 cups mixed size tomatoes, including baby and pear varieties
1 cup fresh mozzarella cut into chunks
1 loose cup fresh basil, sliced into ribbons
4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt to taste
Cut the larger tomatoes into chunks. Place tomatoes into serving bowl and add remaining ingredients. Gently toss. Season with pepper, and enjoy!
"Caprese Salad" photo courtesy of flickr user Sarah McGee through use of Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic license.