This is a simple salad.
I decided to post it because, sometimes, we forget about simple foods.
If you want it fancy – add more ingredients. Asparagus would be a good addition.
If you want it more substantial (for lunch) add tuna or sliced chicken.
I love having a Caprese salad in July when I have big, ripe tomatoes from my garden. This is my spring substitute, with cherry tomatoes from the market (they’re always first) and mini mozzarella balls.
I used a mix of red leaf lettuce and spinach.
Mini Caprese, Avocado Salad
Total time: 10 minutes
- 8 small mozzarella balls, cut in half
- 6 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- 1 avocado, pitted, sliced
- 3oz (90gr) mixed greens, lettuce, spinach.…
- 1 tbs fresh chives, chopped
- 2 tbs white Balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp Dijon-style mustard
- 3 tbs good olive oil
- 1 tbs snipped, fresh tarragon
- In a small bowl mix mustard and vinegar.
- Slowly drizzle in oil, whisking until emulsified. Add tarragon.
- Put greens, chives into a salad bowl.
- Add half the vinaigrette and toss well.
- Divide and arrange on two plates.
- Arrange tomatoes, mozzarella and avocado on salads.
- Drizzle with a bit more vinaigrette and serve, any remaining vinaigrette on the side.
In the wake of yet another horrific shooting spree in the U.S. I’m debating as to whether I should ‘unfriend’ people on Facebook who post or share inflammatory, unverified / incorrect information or just stop looking at it all.
If I chose the ‘unfriend’ route it would really take a lot of time and effort and I likely would never get them all before the next event triggered another overload.
I choose the ‘stop looking at Facebook’ option.
I believe I’ll toast that decision with a glass of wine…. on the balcony, watching the sunset.