by Rita of sammysgrammy

Meal in a Bowl Tomato Salad
aka - Caprese Salad

I call it meal in a bowl because I often have it for dinner - no cooking!! It has vegetables (tomatoes and onion), protein (cheese) and carbohydrates (french bread). Right now, while gardens and farmers markets are rich in tomatoes, it's the opportune time to prepare this luscious salad.

For each bowl,

2-3 ripe, juicy tomatoes, washed and cut into bite sized pieces
About 3-4 very thin slices through a red onion
2 oz. of fresh mozzarella sliced into bite sized pieces
3-4 fresh basil leaves, snipped into the bowl
kosher salt to taste
fresh ground black pepper to taste

Dress salad with about 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil. Mix it all together. Slice french bread diagonally and get ready to dip. This salad creates lots of wonderful dipping juice.

From The Message: Genesis 1:11-13 "God spoke: Earth, green up! Grow all varieties of seed bearing plants, every sort of fruit bearing tree. And there it was. Earth produced green seed-bearing plants, all varieties and fruit bearing trees of all sorts. God saw that it was good. It was evening, it was morning - day three."

Below are etsy shops of castteam members that have some wonderful red, juicy items.

by Rita of sammysgrammy

Comments (7)

On September 7, 2010 at 8:05 AM , Taylor said...

love how you incorporated a recipe and similar items from etsy! cute!!! thanks for the post!


On September 7, 2010 at 1:40 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

This has been my most favorite salad ever for all of my life! Sooo yummy especially with fresh farmer tomatoes.


On September 7, 2010 at 2:30 PM , Sue Runyon said...

I love caprese salad. I make it all the time this time of year. Can't get enough.

On September 7, 2010 at 3:59 PM , sammysgrammy said...

Me too, (both)Sues. I eat it 'til it "comes out of my ears". I'm so happy to see those little green tomatoes ripen. It seems like it takes so long. And then, suddenly....F-R-O-S-T. And all the remaining have to come inside and into paper bags.

On September 7, 2010 at 6:34 PM , Sue Runyon said...

Well, there are always fried green tomatoes too. Love those as well :-)

On September 7, 2010 at 8:48 PM , pfd said...

Wonderful recipe... fresh tomatoes are great in all salads! I also like your item choices!

On September 8, 2010 at 2:34 PM , Campbell Jane said...

Delicious choices! I am trying that recipe today! Thanks so much for including my art.
Many Blessings