The bounty of our Farm Fresh to You treats is slowly, but surely dwindling. Although they’ve kept well in the fridge and pantry, there’s no way we want our goodies to go bad before we can eat them all. We’ve each come up with a few ways to use all of the lettuce, tomatoes and apples, which we’ll slowly but surely share over the next few weeks. There have been simple eats like no fuss grilled chicken salads, and even simpler yet…apples eaten as a midday snack. No fixins involved. The great thing about having this fresh produce on hand is that you can make easy mails or snacks quickly, and the end result is always worth the time spent. Even better, whipping up fast dishes with produce can be done in little time. We’re busy bees, so when there’s a fast fix, we’re in the fan club.
In an effort to shy away from a very traditional tomato mozzarella salad, we opted for the fresh bite of parsley as opposed to basil, and the balsamic vinegar has a deepened sweetness with a dab of honey and cinnamon. Easy, breezy, beautiful meal for two. Of course, you can dress it up or dress it down as you please. The final outcome is up to you!
Sharing this salad is a bit of good news, but there’s some not so good news as well. We did not win the Black Weblog Awards. Big bummer. Congrats to Tesia the Flavordiva! If you’ve never seen the site, check her out today.
Tomato & Mozzarella Salad – Serves 2
2 large heirloom tomatoes, cut into eighths
3 ounces mozzarella cheese, sliced
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1. Pour balsamic vinegar into a shallow pot and mix in honey and cinnamon. Set to medium high heat and cook down until thickened, approximately 5-7 minutes.
2. Mix tomatoes and mozzarella in a medium sized bowl and sprinkle with parsley. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil, balsamic glaze and salt to taste.