15 Aug Tomatoes, Basil and Cucumbers – Garden to Table Recipe
Tomatoes, Basil and Cucumbers – Two classic easy salads for your summer vegetable garden harvest.
3 vine-ripe tomatoes cut into slices about 1/4-inch
1 pound fresh mozzarella (in the water) cut into slices
20 to 30 leaves fresh basil
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Coarse salt and pepper to taste
On a large platter, layer alternating slices of tomatoes
and mozzarella, add a basil leaf between each. Drizzle the salad with
extra-virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with a hot crispy loaf of italian bread and your favorite wine.
Cucumber Salad with Peanut-Lime Vinaigrette
For the Peanut-Lime Vinaigrette
1 Tbs. fresh squeezed lime juice
1 Tbs. creamy peanut butter
2 Tbs. peanut oil
1 Tbs. toasted sesame oil
¼ tsp. salt, optional
For the Salad
4 medium cucumbers, peeled and sliced
¼ cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts
2 Tbs. cilantro leaves
Sriracha sauce for garnish, optional
In a small bowl whisk lime juice and peanut butter
Stir peanut and sesame oils until blended.
Stir in salt, if using.
Arrange cucumbers in single or double layer on platter
Drizzle with Peanut-Lime Vinaigrette
Add a touch of sriracha sauce (if using)
Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and cilantro leaves
Serve with your favorite grilled chicken recipe.