Friday, June 24, 2011

Random Recipes: Peach, Basil and Mozzarella Salad

The original version of this recipe in Real Simple, but its so...wait for it...simple that we just go by memory now. It’s fast, easy to make and a hit at every party. Perfect for any summer BBQ.

Peach, Basil and Mozzarella Salad
Serves 4| Hands-On Time: 10m | Total Time: 10m

3 to 4 Ripe Peaches
1 Cup Basil
1 container Ciliegine Mozzarella *
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
Pepper to taste (2 to 3 twists of the pepper mill)
A sprinkle of Salt (not required)

Remove the pits and slice peaches into bite size chunks. Rip basil into manageable size (1 by 1 in) so as to avoid awkwardness when eating. There’s nothing attractive about a leaf sticking out of your mouth as you chew. Slice Ciliegine Mozzarella in half (you can replace the Ciliegine with the Pearl size if you want to make this even quicker by negating the whole cutting process). Toss the peaches, basil and Mozzarella in a bowl with the olive oil and pepper until the olive oil is evenly distributed.

Serve and enjoy.

*Cherry Sized. It’s important to use the soft fresh mozzarella, just drain off the water.

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