Saturday, August 06, 2011

Easy Caprese Salad


 I used to love Shepherd's Garden Seeds, but one year I couldn't find them on the internet anymore. I'm not sure what happened but I'm pretty sure that Renee's Garden Seeds is the same company basically. I don't know if there seeds are any better than anyone else, because I buy her seeds for the packet pictures. I love them. This spring I bought a packet of mini pear tomatoes and a packet of larger variety tomatoes, and somehow all that came up were five mini pears, which made me a little sad since I was imagining endless BLTs and canned tomato sauce. This is my first year of having any success with tomatoes though, so I'm not complaining, and these little tomatoes are wonderful tasting.
I like traditional Caprese Salad, but I like this rendition, which I found on Mel's Kitchen Cafe.The basil is from my garden too, so I'm feeling very urban gardener-ish.

6 comments:

Deborah said...

That looks like the perfect summer salad!

Prairie Rose said...

Mmm, I love this salad!
I cant wait till our tomatoes come on strong so I can make this.
Its like summertime on a plate!

frayedattheedge said...

It looks very good - but I just don't like the taste of raw tomatoes!

Willow said...

We are eating buckets of Sungold Heirloom cherry tomatoes right now. I've always bought my tomatoes as seedlings or small plants. Will have to try starting them as seeds next year. You can never have too many tomatoes. Or too much basil...

Thimbleanna said...

Ooh, Yum! That salad looks delicious!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Looks delish and I luv tomatoes. That's a great salad.