During the summer season my CSA box is overflowing with juicy ripe tomatoes.
I’ve got a bunch of delicious tomato recipes to put them to good use. Here are just a few:
- Roasted Tomato Soup with Rosemary
- Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa
- Tomato, Cucumber and Onion Salad with Dulse Flakes
But, none are as simple and easy as a the classic Caprese Salad.
This dish combines the most notable ingredients in Italian cuisine: tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil and olive oil. I also like to add a little oregano to give it extra zing.
The main colors of the dish, red, white and green pay tribute to colors of the Italian flag.
When you eat this dish, it’s hard to believe that at one time in human history, tomatoes were considered to be a “wicked and poisonous food”. Oh my!
Well…truth be told, they are actually wickedly delicious!
Before tomatoes go out of season, get some fresh ripe and firm tomatoes to try this dish.
- Cut tomatoes into chunky bite-sized pieces and place into a colander for 10 minutes to let them release excess juice
- Put tomato pieces onto a large plate
- Place pieces of mozzarella in between the tomatoes
- Scatter basil onto the plate
- Drizzle with olive oil
- Add a pinch or two of dried oregano
- Season generously with flaky sea salt
- Add a dash of black pepper
- Eat immediately!
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker, Herbalist and best-selling author. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.
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