Monday, May 9, 2011

A Taste of Summer

In my opinion, the best-tasting foods are often the result of using the simplest ingredients. This melon caprese salad is a perfect example. It's easy to make and adds a taste of summer to any occasion.

When selecting a melon, look for one that feels heavier than it looks. Or, you can reduce prep time and buy a container of pre-cut melon in the produce department!

Melon Caprese Salad

1 1/2 lbs fresh melon, cut into bite-size cubes
1 container (about 8 oz) bocconcini (fresh mozzarella balls), drained
Fresh basil, chopped into thin ribbons
Extra virgin olive oil

Combine melon, bocconcini and basil in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature.

Note: Use olive oil sparingly - you can always add more later if needed.

- ST

1 comment:

  1. This looks fantastic! I'll have to try it sometime!!