Sweeter than strawberries

Calabrese salad

Caprese salad

We are eating healthy and light lately. On our last trip to Costco, I got some fresh mozarella to go with our fresh tomatoes and Sheryl, our neighbor, has given us some more too.

Viv loved the caprese salad the other day so tonight we made some more using our own beefsteak tomato and basil. It went very well with the roasted chicken.

Am letting the tomatoes ripen in the vine. I picked them when they got very red but still firm. Gosh, they are so sweet! So great that everything is so cool to eat, just perfect for the hot temperature of today.

The salad is so simple and easy to make. Am so inspired to plant some heirloom tomatoes next year, a green tomato, pink, purple and yellow. Won’t that look great in a bowl of salad? It would be so colorful!

First tomatoes

First tomatoes

That big platter of salad came from about 60% of the large tomato in the photo. It was really huge, so sweet – better than any fruit and just a hint of acidity.

365 Project: Day 219

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8 Responses to Sweeter than strawberries

  1. Vivien says:

    The salad is divine with all the fresh ingredients from the garden, ours and our neighbor, Shirley, I am kinda addicted to it now..lol.

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  2. arlene says:

    You sure have treasures in your garden Lou!

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  3. elizz says:

    the salad looks so delish and refreshing.. i am envious, i am thinking now to plant some tomatoes in my garden too.

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  4. lolaWi says:

    i love calabrese!!! am drooling…..

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  5. Amy says:

    Home-grown tomatoes, delicious!!

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  6. Homegrown tomatoes invariably have much more flavour than bought ones. That salad looks wonderfully mouth-watering. I presume that’s balsamic vinegar splashed over it. Goes fantastically well with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil.

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  7. bebs1 says:

    Yes, it is. They just go together. I kept thinking it should be caprese salad and I kept putting calabrese. My bad!

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  8. bebs1 says:

    Oh my Amy, especially if you leave them ripen in the vine.

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