Here’s an idea for a quick, colorful and healthy salad. It’s so easy to put together and requires only a few ingredients. I whipped this up as a side dish for our fancy Valentine’s Day home-cooked meal last month. My husband and I decided to go all out and make homemade doughnuts for breakfast and a Beef Wellington for dinner. It was a glorious day of cooking! This salad took me less than 10 minutes to make, which was nice considering we had so many other things on the menu!
We don’t share the kitchen too often, I do most of the cooking and he cooks meals for me a couple times a week. Working through these new and time-consuming recipes together was a so much fun! The best kind of date in my opinion.
- 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
- 3/4 cup Bocconcini (small mozzarella balls)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Small handful of fresh basil (about 5 or so large leaves)
- Olive oil
- Salt and fresh ground pepper
Slice each or the cherry tomatoes in half and add them to your serving bowl.
Chiffonade the basil: stack the leaves, roll them tightly together, then slice the leaves perpendicular to the roll.
To the serving bowl, add the sliced basil, mozzerella, about a tablespoon of olive oil, minced garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir it all together and enjoy!