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September 1, 2008

Tomato Week 2008: Farmer's Market Salad

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Allie from Allie's Answers has asked me to do a guest blog spot on her blog while she is on vacation, so let's start out Tomato Week with a little Salad and share it with Allie's readers as well shall we?

Farmer's Market Salad

Summer is such a wonderful time to create in the kitchen with all the fresh fruits and vegetables at your disposal. It is so easy to eat fresh and locally when there is such an abundance of choices at your finger tips! If you haven't already take a stroll through your local farmer's market...It's amazing what you will find and the many things that you can do with what you find. Even if you find an ingredient that you've never heard of the person selling the item will often have ideas of what to do with it, even if you may not! Sometimes though it's best to just let the freshness of the ingredients be your guide, because there is just nothing like a fresh fruit or vegetable. The tastes are just incomparable to anything you'll find the rest of the year! Plus in the summer who wants to heat up your house? Sometimes simple is best and if it's delicious and can be made quickly to boot you just can't go wrong!

What You'll Need:
1 large tomato, cut into thin wedges
1 large cucumber, cut in half and sliced
1-2 ounces of fresh pearl mozzarella (Note: I found a great locally made version...See what you can find in your area!)
Extra virgin olive oil
1-2 springs of fresh rosemary, stripped from the stem
A pinch of coarse sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Slice tomatoes and place on a plate. Top with cucumbers and some fresh pearl mozzarella. Drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil and then sprinkle with rosemary, coarse sea salt and some freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately.

Makes 1 dinner sized portion or two generous sized side salads.

Farmer's Market Salad

Notes: How easy is that? Not to mention quick and you didn't have to heat up your house either. It's a win, win situation all around and though simple this recipe will definitely impress!

Cross posted at Allie's Answers.

Posted by Dianne at September 1, 2008 7:31 AM

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Comments

Looks so yummy! I love this time of year.

Posted by: Karen at September 1, 2008 2:18 PM

I love this time of year for the fresh veggies too! :o)

Posted by: Dianne at September 2, 2008 3:17 PM

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