Farm-to-table cooking is a delightful journey through the seasons, celebrating the freshest ingredients from local farms and gardens. In this recipe, we’ll be preparing a mouthwatering dish that embodies the essence of farm-to-table cuisine.
- Organic heirloom tomatoes – 4
- Fresh basil leaves – 1 cup
- Extra virgin olive oil – 1/4 cup
- Balsamic vinegar – 2 tbsp
- Fresh mozzarella cheese – 8 oz
- Sea salt – 1/2 tsp
- Black pepper – 1/4 tsp
- Begin by slicing the organic heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese into 1/4-inch thick rounds.
- Layer the tomato and mozzarella slices on a serving platter, alternating them for a visually appealing presentation.
- Tuck fresh basil leaves between the tomato and mozzarella slices.
- In a small bowl, whisk together extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Drizzle this delightful dressing over the tomato and mozzarella stacks.
- Season with sea salt and black pepper to taste.
- Let the flavors meld together for about 10 minutes before serving.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
This Farm-to-Table Tomato and Mozzarella Salad is a celebration of simplicity and freshness. Each bite bursts with the flavors of sun-ripened tomatoes, fragrant basil, and creamy mozzarella, all drizzled with a tangy balsamic dressing. It’s a perfect appetizer or side dish for any meal.
Nutritional Information: Calories – 215 | Fat – 18g | Carbohydrates – 5g | Protein – 8g
Farm-to-table cooking is not just about the food; it’s about the connection to the land and the joy of savoring seasonal ingredients. This recipe embodies the farm-to-table ethos, showcasing the vibrant flavors of the season in a simple yet elegant dish. Whether enjoyed as an appetizer or a light lunch, this Farm-to-Table Tomato and Mozzarella Salad will transport your taste buds to the heart of the farm, where freshness reigns supreme.