Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fast and easy Piacenza salad for 2 .....a variation on the Caprese

This salad is a snap to make and so delicious!  It’s a staple in my household for a quick weeknight dinner.

The ingredients:
Half a container Marinated Fresh Mozzarella balls, 1 cup or so Cherry or grape tomatoes,2-3 T Julienned fresh basil, 1-2 T pine nuts, 2 T freshly grated Parmesan, 2 ½ cups baby lettuce, 1-2 T balsamic vinegar, freshly ground pepper.  For a one dish meal, add julienned salami or baked turkey.

Into your salad bowl, scoop the mozzarella – be fairly generous with oil and herb marinade (about 3 or 4 T).  Add tomatoes.  Toss in fresh basil, pine nuts, balsamic vinegar and baby lettuces (and salami or turkey if you like).  Toss.  Add parmesan and fresh ground pepper and toss again.

Add a few slices of hot bruschetta, a glass of wine – and enjoy!

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