After a month of random friends and family staying, eating and socializing, I am back to my blog. First up really should be the most wonderful recent salad that I threw together this weekend when I was craving fresh vegetables. I really can't wait until summer comes with all the great fresh ingredients. In the meantime, I looked to see what I could find that would satisfy such a salad craving. When I questioned my boyfriend if he wanted to join me in salad eating, he informed me that it wasn't a salad if it didn't have lettuce in it. While I disagree with him, I explained what I was making and he whole-heartedly ate it with me. This is a twist on the classic caprese salad since I wanted to balance the colors with the fresh veggies in my refrigerator.
Twisted Caprese SaladSince I didn't have large slices of tomatoes, I cut everything into the same sized pieces. So I chopped the tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese and cucumber into bit-sized pieces. I chopped fresh basil for the top and added a touch of salt and pepper. Then a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil later, this salad was ready for the eating.